Blue Flashes Light Up the Mexico City Sky in the Wake of 7.0 Earthquake 230 Miles Away in Acapulco – Sparking ‘apocalypse’ to Trend on Social Media

Terrified Mexicans feared it was the end of the world after seeing blue flashes of light across the sky in the wake of the 7.0 earthquake near Acapulco late on Tuesday.

A rare natural light show flashed across the night sky during a powerful earthquake that shook Mexico City and beach resort Acapulco, adding to a sense of doom as startled residents rushed into the streets.

Twitter users posted dozens of videos of the phenomenon, prompting a trend under the tag Apocalipsis, which is Spanish for Apocalypse.

The 7.0 magnitude quake, which hit 11 miles (17.7 km) northeast of Acapulco in southwestern Guerrero state killed one man and damaged buildings in the holiday getaway but did not appear to cause widespread destruction, authorities said in initial reports.

There were no reports of significant damage in Mexico City.

In footage from Acapulco, the flashes start shortly after the ground starts shaking, illuminating previously darkened hills behind the ocean bay and at one point appearing to bathe buildings on the shoreline in bright light.

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Source: Daily Mail