Reports of a meteor streaking across the western sky Sunday morning were followed by a large explosion that rattled windows from Reno and Lake Tahoe to Tuolumne County in California.
The explosion set off alarms at the Wal-Mart in Carson City and rattled nerves of residents and authorities who initially wondered if it was caused by an earthquake or a plane crash.
Layne Mantha said he was outside in Sparks when the explosion happened.
"It was about that time that a large meteor went across the sky," he said. "It might have been the meteor. Something to check because it wasn't very high in the sky when I saw it when I was sitting in my yard in Sparks."
RGJ reporter Martha Bellisle, said the blast rattled the windows of her home in Truckee, Calif., while RGJ editor Beryl Love said "if felt like a truck hit the house," at his home in the Galena area off Mt. Rose Highway.
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