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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

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1 posted on 04/22/2012 10:56:22 AM PDT by .454Puma
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To: .454Puma

Another warning....


2 posted on 04/22/2012 10:58:29 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: .454Puma

3 posted on 04/22/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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Somebody call 911!

4 posted on 04/22/2012 11:00:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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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.”


5 posted on 04/22/2012 11:02:53 AM PDT by .454Puma
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To: .454Puma

Am watching Armageddon on TV right now. I will pay closer attention. ;)


6 posted on 04/22/2012 11:06:56 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: .454Puma

Odd. I would have expected a local FReeper to beat any news service.


7 posted on 04/22/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1188 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: .454Puma

A large meteorite?

On Earth Day!


8 posted on 04/22/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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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?


9 posted on 04/22/2012 11:09:20 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: .454Puma

bkmk


10 posted on 04/22/2012 11:11:30 AM PDT by quickquiver (No, means N O.)
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11 posted on 04/22/2012 11:12:00 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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12 posted on 04/22/2012 11:12:22 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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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.


13 posted on 04/22/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: 109ACS

Apparently no known impact crater, explosion was heard from the Bay Area to Tahoe. Meteor was green.


14 posted on 04/22/2012 11:14:40 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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15 posted on 04/22/2012 11:17:10 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Meteor was green.

Sounds like the first episode of Smallville.

16 posted on 04/22/2012 11:17:30 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Dallas59

It was that darned jumping frog.


17 posted on 04/22/2012 11:18:06 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: RegulatorCountry
Columbia, CA is mostly a state park with a restored little main street that operates as a Gold Rush era town, with a blacksmith, stagecoach, and gold panning. Not very big at all.


18 posted on 04/22/2012 11:18:45 AM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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That guy cracks me up. The perma-tan... the hair, which gets crazier with each episode... the insanity. He’s got it all!


19 posted on 04/22/2012 11:18:56 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: .454Puma

Debris from Comet Thatcher?


20 posted on 04/22/2012 11:20:09 AM PDT by abishai
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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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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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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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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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To: .454Puma

Lyrid meteor shower?


41 posted on 04/22/2012 11:55:00 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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http://www.uniondemocrat.com/News/Local-News/Loud-bang-a-meteor

Loud bang a meteor?

Written by Craig Cassidy, The Union DemocratApril 22, 2012 07:56 am

A chunk of meteor flew over the Central Sierra foothills on Sunday morning, rattling windows and nerves from Placerville and Groveland, to Modesto and Reno.

The loud bang was heard about 8 a.m.

It was followed by a shower of phone calls to fire and law enforcement agencies throughout the region.

A national warning system, called NAWAS, a phone-tree connecting law enforcement and other public-safety agencies across the country, had earlier put out a notice regarding meteor sightings, according to a Sheriff’s Office dispatcher in Tuolumne County.

Stefanie Henry, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento, said meteor sightings were also reported to the state’s version of NAWAS, called CAWAS.

Most were from Southern California, including a big one in Orange County, she said, adding meteor reports came from as far away as the Eastern European republic of Hungary.

The meteors are the product of the Lyrid meteor shower.

The Earth passes though it each year, and this year’s pass was particularly vivid, Henry said.

In the western U.S., the shower peaked about 5 pm. Saturday, she said.

The meteors are floating space debris left by comet Thatcher, which last passed earth in July 1861.

As comets pass the Earth in their routes around the sun, they shed ice and pieces of rock.

When the Earth makes its annual circle around the sun, it collides with the space junk.

Meteors typically vaporize when they fly at supersonic speed through the Earth’s atmosphere — resulting in a bright flash and, in some instaces, a sonic boom like that of a jet fighter.

As of now, Henry said, it doesn’t appear anything reached the ground.

Cal Fire communications officer Maryjo Boon, in Calaveras County, said there was no confirmation that anything hit, though many people thought something must have.

Reports of fires in the Big Hill area of Tuolumne County around the same time were confirmed to be property owners’ private burn piles.

“We received reports of people’s windows rattling and doors coming open,” she said, adding that calls came from Mountain Ranch, Groveland, Tuttetown and Phoenix Lake.

One witness in Arnold told The Democrat that trees were briefly swept from west to east.

Another said she was knocked off her feet.

“I was walking down the stairs in the garage when the whatever happened,” said Arnold’s Erin Girard-Hudson.

“It knocked me off my feet and was shaking the house,” she said, adding her daughter, Elsie, 2, was crying. “It sounded like it was next door.”

Taunya Day Struhs, of Pine Grove, Amador County, was rattled as well.

“Our windows vibrated, we were stymied as to what it was. So bizarre,” she said by email.

Jasmin Yager, of Salida, who just turned 6, actually saw the meteor’s bright flash when she was outside.

“She said she saw a big beautiful bird. It was a red one with lots of rainbows,” said mother, Monica Yager.

“My husband and I were literally having coffee and donuts... We were like, ‘Oh, OK honey.’ “

Scott Bright, of Placeville, said the sound seemed to come from the west.

“It started to rumble then it built incredible energy… like direct hit thunder bolt, then staged-rocket sounds across the sky. In 53 seconds, it was gone,” he said. “It was the loudest thing I ever heard. It screamed across the sky… thousands of miles per hour,” he said.

“We’re lucky it didn’t hit. ... When it happens, you better call the friends you love. I thought we were gone.”

Union Democrat reporter Sean Janssen contributed to this report.


42 posted on 04/22/2012 11:56:03 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: VanDeKoik
Is that another Centauri...?


43 posted on 04/22/2012 12:00:02 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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bfl


44 posted on 04/22/2012 12:00:55 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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Did it come in over San Francisco? Did anyone hear a voice from the sky? “Missed it by THAT much...”


45 posted on 04/22/2012 12:04:33 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: VanDeKoik

That weird looking guy with the far out hair doo on Ancient Aliens, I have had it with him and that show. Everything that has ever happened good or bad from the beginning of time is because of “extra terrestrials”! I remain unconvinced! LOL!


46 posted on 04/22/2012 12:09:25 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: RegulatorCountry
Meteor, in the sky. Meteorite, physically hits the ground. Wont know about a Crater or any meteorite material until the fires are put out.
47 posted on 04/22/2012 12:13:21 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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Too bad we California taxpayers couldn't catch a break and have the thing hit here =


48 posted on 04/22/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: fish hawk

Perhaps you meant to reply to the aurhor of the thread hadline and not me?


49 posted on 04/22/2012 12:15:38 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Ditter

Many of the alien believers have made the aliens into their saving gods. They talk to the ufo’s they see and think the “ships” respond to them by blinking or moving. It’s different.


50 posted on 04/22/2012 12:36:03 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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