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Contact: Nan Broadbent
Seismological Society of America

Earthquake Lights

Caption: Earthquake lights from Tagish Lake, Yukon-Alaska border region, around the 1st of July, probably 1972 or 1973 (exact date unknown). Estimated size: 1m diameter. Closest orbs slowly drifted up the mountain to join the more distant ones.

Credit: Photo credit: Jim Conacher, used with permission

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Related news release: Earthquake lights linked to rift environments, subvertical faults

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