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Possible Meteor Impact: Windows Rattle in Nevada After Witnesses See Fireball Streak Across Sky Followed By ‘Explosion’

By Lori Preuitt, NBC Bay Area – “People in Northern California and Nevada reported hearing a loud boom in the sky above the Sierra Sunday morning.

The Tuolumne County sheriff’s department said they are investigating the possibility that it might have been the physical impact of an overnight meteor shower. Some people in the Tahoe area said they saw what they believed to be a meteor just prior to the sound. Others said they saw a fireball streak across the sky at the same time.

People who live in in Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, Placer County, Tuolumne County, Amador County and Nevada County contacted our sister station in Sacramento. KCRA is reporting that they heard the sound just after 8:30 a.m.

The Associated Press reported the explosion rattled windows and shook houses from Reno to Winnemucca in Nevada, and from the Sacramento to Bakersfield.

Meteorologists in California and Nevada including our own Rob Mayeda said there were meteor showers Saturday night that could have still been going on Sunday morning.

If the boom was a signal that an outer space rock made it way through the atmosphere, then there could be a rock or rocks now on Terra Firma. So far, no one has called authorities or television stations to report ‘a hit.'” Read more.

Categories: Cosmic Craziness
  1. ICA
    04/24/2012 at 3:17 PM

    This could get quite messy if a slightly larger one ends up striking a major city.


  1. 04/22/2012 at 9:57 PM

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