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Loud boom heard in multiple Indiana counties Friday night

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A loud boom was heard by many people in Indiana Friday night.
“We have gotten lots of calls about it. Some people got the boom. Some people heard the flash. Some people got all three,” said Matt Eckhoff, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
Lightning detectors for the Colorado State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed a blip at 8:46 p.m. Friday in the Lafayette area.
Pilots in Kentucky saw a meteor to the north. A lightning system picked up a flash over Carroll County and that system has picked up meteors in the past.
Many people in places like Hamilton, Boone and Hendricks counties all said they heard loud shaking and the sound of an explosion, especially near Noblesville and Westfield.
“Meteors when they enter the atmosphere, they explode. That happens quite often actually. If they are a sufficient size, you’ll get a loud bang and a flash of light, so I’m thinking that’s what this is,” said Eckhoff.
There have been no reports of any damage or injuries.

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2 comments

John April 23, 2023 at 12:39 am

There was a Chinese satellite that was expected to hit earth in America somewhere, ( they were not sure where exactly but Deff in America with a slim chance of it hitting someone. Not sure when it was supposed to enter back into earth but I just read the article a day or two ago. So that is very well likely it could of been the satellite. Who knows but wish I would of seen and hear it up here in southbend indiana lol

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Lea Riddle April 23, 2023 at 3:29 am

I heard two loud booms in Elkhart county in the town of Nappanee. They also sounded like things were exploding. About 40 minutes of each other.

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