Meteor Makes loud ‘sonic boom’ over UK

The meteor was picked up on camera. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 UK Meteor Network

Meteorologists have blamed a meteor for a loud booming noise that shook England’s south-west at the weekend.The news broke on Saturday afternoon that residents in Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Jersey had heard a loud ‘sonic boom’ that shook their windows and left many concerned and confused.

Initially the cause of the sound left authorities scratching their heads, with the RAF denying that any of its aircraft were responsible and the British Geological Survey reporting that there hadn’t been an earthquake.

Very quickly however, photographs and videos of the culprit – a meteor that had streaked across the sky overhead – started to make their way on to social media.

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