World Scientists are stunned today by the news that the European Nation of Norway has been hit with a meteorite with a force equal to an Atomic Bomb, and as we can read as reported by Norway’s Aftenpolten News Service in their article titled "Record meteorite hit Norway", and which says:
"As Wednesday morning dawned, northern Norway was hit with an impact comparable to the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima. Peter Bruvold witnessed the meteorite streaking across the night sky.
At around 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday, residents of the northern part of Troms and the western areas of Finnmark could clearly see a ball of fire taking several seconds to travel across the sky. A few minutes later an impact could be heard and geophysics and seismology research foundation NORSAR registered a powerful sound and seismic disturbances at 02:13.25 a.m. at their station in Karasjok.
Farmer Peter Bruvold was out on his farm in Lyngseidet with a camera because his mare Virika was about to foal for the first time. "I saw a brilliant flash of light in the sky, and this became a light with a tail of smoke," Bruvold told Aftenposten.no. He photographed the object and then continued to tend to his animals when he heard an enormous crash.
"I heard the bang seven minutes later. It sounded like when you set off a solid charge of dynamite a kilometer (0.62 miles) away," Bruvold said.
Originally posted by jensouth31
Well, theres news articles on it. Look for location, maybe where they felt th 3.1? isn't near you. Heres the article from the BBC
[edit on 9-6-2006 by jensouth31]
The astronomer believes the meteorite was a giant rock and probably the largest known to have struck Norway.
Ufology Research of Manitoba, a Winnipeg-based independent centre that collects data on Canadian UFO reports, is assisting the museum in gathering eyewitness accounts to determine the object's flight path. Spokesman Chris Rutkowski said he's received more than a dozen calls so far.
Originally posted by beforebc
But won't it be fun when they aren't - and the geologists will have to look for something other than their phony, "300 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteor?"
Mount St. Helens erupted with 500 times the force of the Hiroshima atomic blast. The accompanying landslide was the largest in recorded history. Forests, meadows, streams, and lakes were turned into ash-gray wastelands
National Geographic Article
The mysterious light seen over the Northland on Friday night was an especially bright meteor seen in at least two states and Canada.
"Anyone who saw it should count themselves as lucky -- they are probably not going to see another one like that in their lifetime," Scott Young said.