Dozens report seeing fireball in sky Thursday

Published: Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 7:40 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 01, 2013 @ 6:33 AM

An earthquake-like shaking felt by some Ohioans on Thursday night is being attributed to a large fireball.

The American Meteor Society’s website says more than 50 people reported seeing the fireball just after 11 p.m. Thursday. It “was seen primarily from Ohio and Indiana,” according to the AMS, but reports also came from West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and North Carolina.

The website says the fireball included sonics.

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There have been no official reports of damage and it is unknown where the fireball may have landed.

According to the AMS, “fireball” is another term for a very bright meteor, “generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus as seen in the morning or evening sky.”

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