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Bright sunset meteor over Queensland, house-shaking sound reported

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A bright meteor was seen streaking across the sunset sky over Queensland, Australia around 18:00 local time (08:00 UTC) on April 16, 2017.

The fireball was observed from southern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. House-shaking sound was reported in Killarney on the Southern Downs.

Another video is available here; starts at 0:41.

According to David Finlay of the Australian Meteor Reports, some reports suggest a possible fall over land.

"It was going extremely fast though so it would have to be a big meteoroid to survive all the way to the ground. Had to be big though to be seen on a phone video with the sky still so bright," he said in a conversation on Higgins Storm Chasing Facebook page. A possible fall area is near Urbenville, NSW. 

Finlay is asking people who recorded the event to send it to Australian Meteor Reports.

Bright meteor over Queensland, Australia - April 16, 2017

Possible fall area of the Queensland meteor – April 16, 2017. Credit: AMR, Google

Featured image: Bright meteor over Queensland, Australia on April 16, 2017. Credit: Deslee Oldham

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