By Strange Sounds
A bright fireball exploded in the sunset sky over Queensland, Australia around 18:00 local time (08:00 UTC) on April 16, 2017.
The disintegration was accompanied by loud, explosion-like booms in the area around Killarney on the Southern Downs.
A large meteorite has been videoed burning up across the sky in SEQLD at 6pm tonight! Deslee Oldham was very lucky to capture it from Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast:
Some reports suggest a possible fall over land. A possible fall area is near Urbenville, NSW.:
“It was going extremely fast though so it would have to be a big meteoroid to survive all the way to the ground. Had to be big though to be seen on a phone video with the sky still so bright.”
Loud booms and house shaking have been reported: Louise Reed from the Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park posted, “We heard it up here too. It looked like a shooting star right before it and then bang.” And this from Krystal N Lillee Cook, “We heard it in oak street…was really loud like a big crack of thunder.”
Did you also see and/or hear it?
This article (Mysterious boom and shaking as bright fireball explodes over Queensland, Australia) was originally published on Strange Sounds and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.