Video of lightning splitting mountain in Saudi Arabia goes viral

By: News Desk
Published: 08:46 PM, 14 May, 2021
Video of lightning splitting mountain in Saudi Arabia goes viral
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A video has gone viral on social media showing a lightning strike causing damage and splitting a mountain in southern Saudi Arabia.

The video was originally shared by a Twitter user Aimen Dean on Thursday that showed a lightning strike causing damage and splitting a mountain in southern Saudi Arabia.

Dean said in his tweet: “If you ever wondered if a lightening strike could split mountain rock, then see the reply to this tweet It happened in southern Saudi Arabia.”

The video showed a huge lightning strike above a mountain. A second video showed the aftermath of the strike, with apparent damage and large cracks to the mountain which had been split as a result.

Lightning is electricity in the atmosphere, and lightning strikes can occur in the sky and can also come down on the ground, causing damage. A typical lightning flash is about 300 million Volts and about 30,000 Amps, whereas a household current is 120 Volts and 15 Amps.