While thunder itself is not usually dangerous, except in extremely rare circumstances, thunderstorms are, because they are associated with meteorological phenomena like lightning, which can be highly dangerous.
You should be thinking “How dangerous are thunderstorms?”
All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous. If you hear the sound of thunder, then you are in danger from lightning. Lightning kills between 75 to 100 people each year and being outdoors in the most dangerous place to be.
Yes, they can be dangerous to commercial aircraft as they can contain hail, heavy rain, lightning, ice, severe winds and super cooled water droplets, all of which may cause damage to the aircraft in extreme conditions.
This begs the inquiry “Is it possible to have a thunderstorm without lightning?”
To make matters worse, lightning isn’t restricted to thunderstorms. Although you can’t have a thunderstorm without lightning—thunder is the sound that lightning makes—you can have lightning without a thunderstorm. Lightning has been seen during volcanic eruptions and extremely intense forest fires.
Can Thunder be so loud that it is dangerous?
Of course, some strikes can produce thunder with a very high d, and b. The sound of the thunder decreases with distance, so most strikes you hear are not dangerous. For the comparison of another loud sound, on May 18, 1980, I was in my garden seventeen miles outside of Walla Walla in the Blue Mtn. where I heard Mt, St, Helens erupting 267 miles away.
Some sources claimed thunder can be a sharp or rumbling sound. The intensity and type of sound depends upon atmospheric conditions and distance between lightning and the listener. The closer the lightning, the louder the thunder. Early man probably considered lightning to be the ultimate weapon or a weapon of their gods.
Thunder is heard. Most of the time, more than the building, it is the door frames, with glass panes fitted as in modern buildings that shake. When very loud music is played close to the building one can feel the vibrations of the glass panes by keeping a palm on the window panes.
Can Thunder damage your house?
At very close range, thunder is capable of causing property damage. The shock wave, pressure, and propagation of thunder may cause exterior and interior damage to structures. Popping of nail-supported drywall away from horizontal and vertical wooden studs inside houses has been documented.
This is enough to cause fragmentation of cement and glass windows. Blast waves from nearby strikes have also caused ruptured eardrums, fractured long bones, and bruised or ruptured internal organs such as lungs, bowels, and spleen. So, YES, the blast-wave portion of thunder can indeed cause considerable damage to nearby windows or people.
Can thunder shake the ground?
The person will make a loud noise like thunder. The day will be rainy. The person will make a big impact of her act. Thunder gives a big impact to the ground. Thunder can make the ground shake. You held me down, but I got up (hey!).
Shock waves are what makes your house shudder when there is thunder. This heat causes air to expand so rapidly that it generates a shock wave.
Same thing is with thunder. The sound intensity of thunder is about 120 d. B in close proximity to the ground stroke. Thus a house shakes during thunder. Sometimes when lightning is very close it can break glasses of windows and mirror also.