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Meteor strongly suspected as causing sonic boom and minor damage in UK

 
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Meteor strongly suspected as causing sonic boom and minor damage in UK
Last Updated: Sunday, 29 October 2006, 12:16 GMT

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'Meteor' caused mystery explosion

The bang widened a crack in one resident's home


A chief scientist claims a loud bang on the north Cornwall and Devon border was caused by a large meteor exploding.
David Carcary from the West Cornwall Astronomical Society said a meteor had created the sonic boom before burning up after it entered the atmosphere.

He said the lack of any seismological signals indicates it burned up before it hit the ground.

Residents in the Bude and Holsworthy areas had reported hearing a loud bang around midday on Thursday.

One resident in Bude said a crack in her kitchen had widened as a result, while others reported experiencing their properties "shaking".

I'm fairly convinced it was a meteor but the only way to prove it would be to have an audio recording

David Carcary
A BBC Radio Cornwall listener said: "The stables physically shook. It sounded like Concorde used to sound when it broke the sonic barrier. But much louder. It went 'boom, boom'."

Checks carried out by Western Power and the British Geological Survey in the area were inconclusive and the Ministry of Defence, the RAF and the Civil Aviation Authority said there were no records of their aircraft flying over the area.

Mr Carcary believes a similar explosion which shook the south of New Zealand in September was caused by a meteor.

"As soon as I heard the news of the bang, that was the most obvious explanation to me.

"There wasn't any seismic evidence so it burnt out before it hit the ground - luckily for the people of Bude - and if it was an aircraft, I would have expected someone to have seen it.

"I'm fairly convinced it was a meteor but the only way to prove it would be to have an audio recording of the boom."


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oh, so the leading culprit for these unexplained sonic booms is a meteor, uh? just as i suspected. there have been literally dozens of unexplained sonic boom (which have sometimes been speculated to have been a meteor) in the last several years
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Re: Meteor strongly suspected as causing sonic boom and minor damage in UK
Humm russian guy was he right?
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10/29/2006 08:44 AM
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holy shit that's where my parent live!!!!!
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the original story after the first reports. just to give this story some more background 'flavor'





Last Updated: Thursday, 26 October 2006, 18:58 GMT 19:58 UK

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Mystery 'explosion' damages homes

The bang was believed to have been a sonic boom
Reports of a loud explosion on the north Cornwall and Devon border are being investigated.
A number of residents reported hearing a loud bang between 1130 and 1200 BST around the Bude and Holsworthy area. Others said their homes were damaged.

Western Power and the British Geological Survey have carried out checks in the area.

Pc Baxter Proven of Devon and Cornwall Police said an investigation was under way into the cause.

He said: "One theory being considering is perhaps a military aircraft has broken the sound barrier a little too close to the land and that has caused this sonic boom and this, in turn, caused some light damage around the north Cornwall area."

'Physically shook'

One resident in Bude said a crack in her kitchen had widened as a result, and others reported experiencing their properties "shaking".

A BBC Radio Cornwall listener said: "The stables physically shook. It sounded like Concorde used to sound when it broke the sonic barrier. But much louder. It went 'boom, boom'."


Experts ruled out the possibility of an earth tremor

Western Power Distribution said engineers had completed checks and found no faults with its systems.

The Ministry of Defence and the RAF said there were no records of their aircraft flying over the area.

The Civil Aviation Authority said it was also unaware of the cause.

David Galloway from the British Geological Survey said the organisation checked its readings for the area after receiving several phone calls about the bang.

He said: "We've not got any signals at all from any instruments, and in fact we have instruments nearby at Hartland Point."

He added it was possible that it might have been a sonic boom, but although the equipment was geared towards detecting ground movement, it would sometimes pick up such disturbances as well.

He said: "Typically we'd register any ground movement but we have been known to have signals of a sonic nature to register."
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there is an ECHELON listening station there too

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i have a feeling this was a meteor too over turkey (maybe even caused the quake?). what other fire could appear above a lake, unless there were some buildings close to the lake, but that is not clear in this story


from last weekend


English


Manyas locals see ball of fire during earthquake



Locals in Manyas said they saw a `ball of fire’ during the earthquake Saturday that struck Turkey’s Marmara region Saturday. The fireball was seen on Manyas Lake, the epicentre of the quake. The quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale, according to the Mineral Research and Exploration Institute (MTA).


The governor’s office of Balikesir decided to seek answers about the strange phenomenon after a panicked reaction from locals. Balikesir’s governor, Selahattin Hatipoğlu, commissioned the MTA.

“Locals have claimed to have seen a ball of fire appear above the lake during the earthquake,’’ Hatipoğlu said. ``We have, as a result, asked members of the MTA to look into the matter.”





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