Skip to comments.Large Meteorite Hits Near Columbia CA at 7:55AM, Several Fires Reported
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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Somebody call 911!
other eye witnesses:
“We could hear aftershocks for about 3 minutes!”
“Looks like it hit Tuolumne County near Columbia! People are still reporting seeing brown smoke in that area!”
“We are in Glencoe ( Calaveras county ) our house shake”
“South Lake Tahoe- I thought either my propane tank or one of the neighbors exploded. Shook the whole house.”
“Saw the whole thing burn up in the sky right in front of me. I’m at New Melones Reservoir.”
“A friend in So Cal, Corona/Riverside area said he saw it too and it was so close and pretty big in size.”
“It was very loud in the Hwy 50 canyon, shook the house and rumbled for what seemed like a minute after the initial boom.”
Am watching Armageddon on TV right now. I will pay closer attention. ;)
Odd. I would have expected a local FReeper to beat any news service.
A large meteorite?
On Earth Day!
Sounds like it left a good size impact crater, hope it came down away from any well populated area. Is Columbia, CA a town of any size? I don’t recall hearing of it before. Is this well inland, east of Sacramento?
Calaveras CAL FIRE said they received several calls about the lengthy sonic boom and have sent spotter crews out to investigate. Reports of fires in the region came into the department, but Sunday is a permissive burn day, so CAL FIRE is not sure if the fire calls are related to the explosion.
Apparently no known impact crater, explosion was heard from the Bay Area to Tahoe. Meteor was green.
Sounds like the first episode of Smallville.
It was that darned jumping frog.
That guy cracks me up. The perma-tan... the hair, which gets crazier with each episode... the insanity. He’s got it all!
Debris from Comet Thatcher?
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