Boom Heard Over Western State Saturday Close to Being Solved After National Weather Service Shares Two Big Pixels on Radar


A loud noise audible over much of Utah left citizens seeking answers from their leaders.

The loud “boom” was heard by residents of the Salt Lake City area on Saturday morning, according to KSAZ-TV.

Utah resident Matt Blank captured the moment of the loud disturbance on a home doorbell camera.

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One couple caught their own surprised reaction to the sudden event on camera, revealing how clearly the “boom” was heard.

The likeliest explanation is pointing to a meteor that entered Earth’s atmosphere in the area, just so happening to strike northern Utah about 8:30 a.m. local time.

Salt Lake City’s division of the National Weather Service detected what it said is the likely trail of the meteor above Utah, at the same time of the sonic boom.

The boom heard by locals could’ve come at the moment the meteor broke the sound barrier in its descent to the Earth.

A Utah resort captured camera footage of the extraterrestrial object streaking through the atmosphere.

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said that the sonic boom wasn’t the result of a military operation or an earthquake in a Saturday tweet, suggesting that a meteor was the most likely explanation.

The boom over Utah came in the midst of the annual Perseid meteor shower, spurred by Earth’s transit through a field of comet debris, according to

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