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Mysterious Phenomena #8: Lightning Storms, Venezuela

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Lightning storms are a beautiful, but also quite scary, atmospheric phenomenon. The bright bolts are triggered when the electrical activity is particularly abundant during a storm. The longest and most intense lightning storm recorded lasted for hours on end and occurred in Los Angeles 9 July 1999. The highest rate of lightning storms was recorded in Venezuela close to the Maracaibo lake with 232 lightnings per year and square kilometre.

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