Fireball and mysterious boom in Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa areas, Canada – Nov 27, 2013

Numerous people posted Twitter messages reporting a blue flash and a thundering boom in the Montreal and Ottawa areas at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Quebec provincial police also received several calls.

One person in St-Lazare, west of Montreal, said she heard what sounded like a huge garbage truck rumble past her house for a few seconds.

Felt like an explosion, or a ‘short’ earthquake,” Faith MacLeod said on Off Island Gazette’s Facebook page. “Stepped outside and neighbours were out wondering what it was.”

“Yes, was sitting watching TV and I thought one of my kids fell out of bed. It was super loud,” added Jenn Ryan Baluyot on the same Facebook page. It was really freaky — we heard this boom outside,” she told The Gazette an hour later.

All signs point to a meteor event, although a meteorite strike can often be detected by seismographs, Earthquake Canada said it had not registered any such event.

The United States Geological Survey also said it had no recent reports of any quakes in the region.

Meanwhile, it’s waiting to see if there are any photographs, any video footage, maybe surveillance cameras caught something.

On September 21, 2013, a very bright fireball crossing the sky in Manning, Alberta. A RCMP officer on patrol captures meteor sighting while on patrol. via ,



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