In a direct strike, the electrical currents in the flash channel passes directly through the victim. The alternating stroke currents behave more like AC electricity, where the energy travels on the surface of the conductor and at the frequency typical of lightning, "everything becomes a conductor", therefore the energy may pass relatively benignly "around"the body, minimizing injury.
Metallic objects in contact with the skin may "concentrate" the lightning's energy, given it is a better natural conductor and the preferred pathway, resulting in more serious injuries, such as burns from the super heated metal. At least two cases have been reported where a strike victim wearing an iPod suffered more serious injuries as a result.
However, during a flash, the alternating stroke current flowing through the channel and around the body will generate large electromagnetic fields and EMPs, which may induce electrical transients (surges) within the nervous system or pacemaker of the heart, upsetting normal operations. This effect might explain the cases where cardiac arrest or seizures followed a lightning strike that produced no external injuries. It may also point to the victim not being directly struck at all, but being very close to the strike termination.
Another effect of lightning on bystanders is to their hearing. The resulting shock wave of thunder can damage the ears. Also, electrical interference to telephones or headphones may result in damaging acoustic noise.
Yes, lightning can kill animals. It can kill humans. It can kill animals
Yes. Lightning does kill animals fairly often.
Yes because lightning can enter through the floor and if lightning ever strikes you then it can kill you
Thunder cannot kill, but lightning can.
No, but lightning can.
Thunder is simply just the carried noise of lightning. Lightning can kill you, but, thunder can't it is just a sound.
Lightning can kill you but thunder cannot.
Lightning can kill you. Lightning also can cause a fire and serious damage to anything it strikes.
Lightning can kill you. either if your out or in the water it can kill you. since water is an excellent electricity current conductor you can be anywhere's in the water and if it strike the water you could be seriously injured. It is best to stay OUT of the water AT ALL TIMES during a lightning and/or thunder storm(lightning usually occurs where there is lightning!)
Yes because lightning can kill you and thunder can make you death
If lightning kills you - and it kills only 10% it hits - it will very likely kill you within a second, generally by stopping your heart.
Well, you have to pay for electricity but lightning is free. Also, lightning can kill you, but electricity cannot.
On average tornadoes kill more people than lightning
Because lightning can strike and kill you. You are much safer indoors.
some times but not always
Yes. It can kill them too.
Because it can kill you. Thunder can not.
No, lightning hits the ocean all the time and it can kill anything within a certain area, but as powerful as lightning is, it doesn't kill everything.
you can kill monsters but they don't die in this case no he didn't
Lightning can strike and kill you, or start fires. Thunder can't hurt anyone.
Lightning causes fires. The heat it puts out in the air explodes causing thunder. It can also cause blackouts. Lightning can also kill you.
Lightning tends to strike tall objects such as trees. When lightning does strike a tree it can kill or injure people and animals underneath it.
Potentially. Heat lightning is not a special kind of lightning: it is simply lightning that is too far away for the thunder to be heard. A fatal lightning bolt in a storm might only be visible as heat lightning 30 miles away.
No. Thunder is the noise that lightning makes.
Yes, he killed him using lightning.