A “noise like a thunder” was reported by shocked tourists and residents when this massive meteor fireball smashed into earth at 72,000 kmph. Witnesses described “the earth moving” comparing the tremendous impact in southern Spain to a small earthquake or explosion. The spectacular streak of light at around 10.25pm local time on Sunday December 11 was also witnessed from Brit tourist hotspot Costa Del Sol.

University of Huelva station observatories in Almería, Toledo, Granada and Seville also reported seeing the lights illuminating the night sky. Residents in town Albolote or Peligros believed it was one of the earthquakes they have experienced in the area. Website meteoroides.net reported: “The luminous phenomenon, that could be seen from great part of the country, flew over the provinces of Granada and Jaén. READ MORE