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Severe storm reaches the Guavio-Tunal transmission line

Severe storm reaches the Guavio-Tunal transmission line

Severe storm reaches the Guavio-Tunal transmission line

As it was reported in the twitter account @codensa: “Around 9:18 pm an incident in the National Transmission System occurred, affecting the electric power supplying service in several regions of the country”. Wednesday night 17 August 2016, 10% of the power demand of the country experienced a cut of electric power. According to the same account, around 700,000 users lost the power service.


The LINET lightning detection network operated by @Keraunos showed high lightning activity before, during and after the power outage. Approximately 3,361 flashes were detected from 7:54 pm (local time) on Wednesday to 3:59 am (local time) on Thursday.


During the storm 66 lightning flashes were detected nearby the transmission line, one of them with a peak current of 87 kA, detected at 9:18:43.615 pm on August 17.
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