May 22, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

Londoners are buzzing about video and Twitter photos that appear to show a bolt of lightning flashing over The Shard, which bills itself as the tallest building in Western Europe at 1,016-feet.

The Telegraph highlights this dramatic view, posted to Twitter by a lifeboat crew based on the city’s River Thames:

WOW - Check out what we just saw from the station #lighting #London

— Tower RNLI (@TowerRNLI) May 22, 2014

And here’s another angle, flagged by the The Evening Standard:

To put that thunder storm into context: The Shard got hit by lightning

— Andy Williams (@andyonpaper) May 22, 2014

Sky News reports: “A spokesman for The Shard said he was not aware of a strike as there was no damage.”

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