A huge fireball caused by a ‘meteor’ allegedly seen over earth panicked local residents in the Gladstone area of Queensland, Australia, according to reports on Monday (26 September). Police reported receiving phone calls from people, who reported feeling tremors of an earthquake. However, the claim was dismissed by Geoscience Australia, while the Higgins Storm Chasing crew said that the “meteorite impacted somewhere offshore.”

The weather watching group posted a description of the incident on Facebook. “The light was seen as far south as Hervey Bay and as far north as Yepoon with a tremor being felt upon impact over the general Gladstone area and Boyne Island.” Eyewitnesses described the phenomenon as a “ball of flame falling from the sky” and a “brilliant meteor flash overhead and disappear over the sea.” READ MORE