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Meteor may have caused loud boom heard Thursday night in WNC

The American Meteor Society received about 50 reports about a fireball seen over the Southeast late Thursday night. This map shows places that reported seeing the fireball. (Photo credit: American Meteor Society)

The American Meteor Society received about 50 reports about a fireball seen over the Southeast late Thursday night.

AMS said the fireball was seen shortly after 10 p.m. in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky and Tennessee.

Because there was nothing other than the fireball reported in the area at the time of the boom, speculation is that the boom was likely a meteor breaking up in the atmosphere.

Click here to see the AMS report.

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