In a lightning stroke
, a gargantuan surge of current flows through the trail from a cloud to the ground.
He suggests equatorial lightning strokes
might carry even higher peak currents than those measured in Florida.
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ComEd currently estimates that nearly 270,000 customers have been affected by a storm that brought more than 6,000 lightning strokes
and strong winds in excess of 75 mph through ComEd's service territory, causing widespread damage and bringing down power lines and trees.
Scientists have known for a long time TGFs were linked to strong VLF bursts, but they interpreted these signals as originating from lightning strokes
somehow associated with the gamma-ray emission.
Likewise, TGFs detectable by the GBM represent just a small fraction of intracloud lightning, with about 2,000 cloud-to-cloud lightning strokes
for every TGF.