Lightning is a common meteorological phenomenon, and during thunderstorms numerous lightning strikes also influence seismic records worldwide. This can be due to electrical induction in the coils of a seismometer, electric fields influencing analog digital converters or other electronic components, or ground motions induced by the lightning strike itself and/or the acoustic coupling of the accompanying thunder. Most experimental seismologists have experienced the problems of strong electrical currents during lightning events damaging recording equipment or causing false triggers or alarms, a common problem in central Europe during the summer (i.e., Cranswick et al. 1985; Taylor et al....
Seismological Analysis of a Lightning Strike
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Earthquake Geology and Archaeoseismology, Cologne University, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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Klaus-G. Hinzen; Seismological Analysis of a Lightning Strike. Seismological Research Letters 2012;; 83 (3): 492–497. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.83.3.492
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