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Meteor causes loud boom heard across northern Utah, National Weather Service says

Aug 13, 2022, 10:25 AM | Updated: 6:34 pm
The National Weather Service used lighting monitoring date to bolster a theory that a meteor caused...
The National Weather Service used lighting monitoring date to bolster a theory that a meteor caused Saturday morning's loud boom. (National Weather Service)
(National Weather Service)

SALT LAKE CITY — It took a while to be sure but experts said a meteor caused the loud boom that echoed across northern Utah Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service confirmed the meteor as the source around 10:00 am.

University of Utah Seismograph Stations tweeted “We’ve received many reports of people feeling or hearing a “boom” ~8:32 am. We can confirm that it was not an earthquake.”

About an hour later the National Weather Service started to zero in on the meteor theory by analyzing lighting sensing data.

People also caught a flash and some just the sound from the meteor on their doorbell cameras.

Governor Spencer Cox also tweeted that he heard it while he was out on his morning jog. “Heard this while out on a run in SLC. We have confirmed it was not seismic/earthquake and not related to our military installations.”

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Meteor causes loud boom heard across northern Utah, National Weather Service says