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Bright fireball accompanied by sonic boom over central Mexico

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A bright fireball was observed and recorded over central Mexico at 06:47 UTC on May 21, 2016. The event was accompanied by a sonic boom as the meteor disintegrated in the atmosphere.

Several witnesses from Mexico City, Puebla, and Tlaxcala said a green and white light was seen in the sky and was followed by an explosion, suggesting that the object has hit the ground.

However, the Puebla Astronomical Society said that the explosion does not mean the meteor has hit the land. "It is more likely a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere."

"The composition, size, and entry angle is not known, but it appears the meteor must have been very small,” the Society said Saturday.

Puebla civil protection confirmed, based on data collected by cameras, seismographs and field reviews, there was no damage caused by this event.

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