GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Lightning Strike Frequency Statistics

The average lightning strike frequency globally is estimated to be about 44 times per second, amounting to over 1.4 billion strikes per year.

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"The Earth is struck by lightning over 100 times per second."

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"Florida and Texas lead the U.S in lightning strikes, averaging over 1.3 million strikes per year each."

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"Men are 4 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women."

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"About 10% of lightning strikes are fatal."

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"Each bolt of lightning can reach temperatures approaching 28,000 Kelvin (50,000 Fahrenheit)."

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"Over one third of all lightning incidents in the U.S happen in Florida."

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"In a typical year, the United States experiences around 25 million lightning strikes."

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"The odds of being struck by lightning in any single year is 1 in 1,222,000."

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"The country with the most lightning strikes per square kilometer is Rwanda."

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"In the last 20 years, 396 people in the United States were killed by lighting strike."

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"Approximately 240,000 people are injured by lightning strikes each year."

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"An average bolt of lightning carries an electric current of about 30,000 amperes."

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"Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo has the highest concentration of lightning, about 250 flashes per square km annually."

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"In 2001 in the United States, there were around 496,685 insurance claims due to lightning damage."

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"A typical flash of fork lightning lasts for about one quarter of a second."

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"There are about 44 lightning strikes to the Earth every single second, which makes it about 1.4 billion lightning strikes per year."

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"The longest recorded lightning bolt occurred on October 31, 2018, over southern Brazil, stretching 700 kilometers (440 miles)."

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"80% of lightning-related deaths are males."

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"On average, lightning strikes cause around 4,500 house fires in the U.S each year."

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