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Explosion?

Original post made by Nora Charles on Oct 17, 2012

Anyone hear an explosion--sort of a sonic boom sound, VERY loud, about an hour ago? Anyone know what it was?

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Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm

This is what the PAPD facebook page posted


Palo Alto Police Department


Did you see a "fireball" in the sky or hear a boom tonight around 8 p.m.?

Our 24-hour dispatch center received a handful of calls about it, and initial news reports indicate that it could have been a fireball produced by a meteor as it crossed above the Bay Area. Regardless of what it might have been, we have not received any reports of damage in Palo Alto.




The news channel pages on facebook are posting similar. Friend PAPD facebook page, they give useful information.


Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford
on Oct 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Nora Charles is a registered user.

Wow--thanks very much for this!


Posted by resident, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Oct 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

KGO radio Facebook page says:

Yes, it was a meteor.
No, it's not the the apocalypse.
Yes, you have to go to work tomorrow.


Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford
on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Nora Charles is a registered user.

"Not the apocalypse?" Surely you jest!

Just watching the news and people's photos of the fireball. Mother Nature is pretty damn awe inspiring.