Coastline in Qingdao city glowing with bright blue light

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A small city in China has found itself inundated with visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare phenomenon causing large stretches of coastline to glow bright blue.

Worried locals initially sparked a radiation alert after calling police to report the bright glowing lights at a bathing beach in the city of Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province.

Firemen however were quickly able to reassure locals that the blue glow was entirely natural, and caused by tiny animals known as sea sparkle, or noctiluca scintillans to give it its Latin name, said Daily Mail.

Pictures taken of the eerie glowing blue lights were uploaded to the internet and quickly spread on local social media networks, sparking more curious onlookers to head to the region to see it for themselves.

Last modified on Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:18

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