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Large Meteorite Hits Near Columbia CA at 7:55AM, Several Fires Reported
News 10 Sacramento ^ | 04/22/2012 | News 10 Sacramento

Posted on 04/22/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT by .454Puma

An eyewitness says:

"It was pretty freakin' real when all the dogs started barking right before it hit, then EVERYTHING shook. We were in the field just outside the barn & the barn continued to shake for a couple minutes afterward. We are about 50-60 miles or so from where it hit."

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Local News; Science
KEYWORDS: california; catastrophism; columbia; greencomet; impact; meteorite; sacramento
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To: ponygirl

There have been multiple sonic booms and explosions, one at 8:30 AM also. Meteorologist attributing to debris from Comet Thatcher and the Lyrid Meteor Shower.

More could be coming, apparently.

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/22/4433508/explosions-in-the-sierra-today.html

It does sound like Smallville, doesn’t it?


21 posted on 04/22/2012 11:21:09 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: .454Puma

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/


22 posted on 04/22/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RegulatorCountry

Descriptions are exactly like the beginning of the 50’s War of the Worlds movie!


23 posted on 04/22/2012 11:26:45 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Renegade

Sort of surreal, isn’t it?

What sort of time lag in this getting out to the rest of the country was there? They’re three hours back from Eastern, so three hours ago this happened?


24 posted on 04/22/2012 11:30:07 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: onedoug

Ping


25 posted on 04/22/2012 11:31:06 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: null and void
I would have expected a local FReeper to beat any news service.

Maybe they've all escaped CA.

26 posted on 04/22/2012 11:36:27 AM PDT by bgill
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To: .454Puma; doug from upland

http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/2012/03/california-meteor-fireball-10mar2012.html

Found this site. The latest meteorite news.
Meteorite report site lists Upland Ca (!)as the locations.


27 posted on 04/22/2012 11:41:40 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Renegade

Except for the exploding neighbors, yeah.

“I thought either my propane tank or one of the neighbors exploded.”


28 posted on 04/22/2012 11:41:52 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Last of the Mohicans

Thats like 20 miles from my sister’s house.

Guess I better get on the phone.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 11:43:08 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: .454Puma

Wow, just called my friend up on the mountain above Columbia and she said it landed about two hundred yards from their house. She said they heard the boom but thought it was a sonic boom until they heard on the Radio about the earth hit. Fires burning and the Fire Dept. spotter plane is circling the fire as we speak.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 11:43:40 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: txrefugee

I wonder if it smelled like incense?


31 posted on 04/22/2012 11:45:12 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: .454Puma

No NORAD or NASA warning.

Asteroids have hit Earth before; they will again.

Be prepared.


32 posted on 04/22/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT by darth
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

Wow, lots of detailed eyewitness descriptions. Sounds like two difderent events, both unusually large to these people who sound like hobbyist spotters. One white, one green, both brighter than the moon.


33 posted on 04/22/2012 11:47:29 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: .454Puma

Forgot to mention, to impart that much energy it was either a few tons weight or was moving very fast (MV2). Some come in at over 100 Km/sec.


34 posted on 04/22/2012 11:48:59 AM PDT by darth
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To: 109ACS
I bet those guys are already on their way to site!
There's money to be made in meteorites.
35 posted on 04/22/2012 11:51:17 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: fish hawk

So there actually is an impact crater? I’ve been left with the impression that it, well they, exploded in the atmosphere, from the few news sites and blogs with any information.


36 posted on 04/22/2012 11:51:57 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Salamander
Except for the exploding neighbors, yeah.

It happens occasionally around here. It may happen tonight.

I'm cooking smoked new-mexican style shredded pork with jalapenos, hand-crafted salsa, hand-crafted corn tortillas, pinto beans with smoked ham hock and jalapenos, and spanish style rice.

So an explosion may be on the schedule for tonight. ;)

/johnny

37 posted on 04/22/2012 11:53:29 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: .454Puma

Beware of the BLOB!!!!!

Beware of the blob, it creeps
And leaps and glides and slides
Across the floor
Right through the door
And all around the wall
A splotch, a blotch
Be careful of the blob

(Repeats 3x)


38 posted on 04/22/2012 11:53:51 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Salamander

There were three guys vaporized by the heat ray bout 1/2 hour into the movie.


39 posted on 04/22/2012 11:54:00 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Salamander

There were three guys vaporized by the heat ray bout 1/2 hour into the movie.


40 posted on 04/22/2012 11:54:12 AM PDT by Renegade
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