Meteorite impact west of McAllen sparks local investigation

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Posted at 3:19 AM, Feb 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-16 15:31:31-05

MCALLEN, Texas — South Texas law enforcement is investigating a meteorite impact west of McAllen.

Witnesses said the meteorite impact caused a "loud" noise and reportedly caused "shaking" on the ground.

Officials said they were notified by Houston Air Traffic Control that two aircrafts had reported seeing a meteorite.

The exact point of impact remains undetermined, according to Sheriff Eddie Guerra.

While no damage was reported, law enforcement said they received multiple reports from concerned residents that heard the impact.

NASA defines a meteoroid as a small particle from a comet or asteroid orbiting the Sun that survives its passage through the Earth's atmosphere and lands upon the Earth's surface.