Possible sonic boom shakes KOMU viewers across mid-Missouri

1 year 1 month 1 week ago Wednesday, September 07 2016 Sep 7, 2016 Wednesday, September 07, 2016 5:54:00 PM CDT September 07, 2016 in News
By: Danielle Katz, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Multiple KOMU viewers across mid-Missouri reported feeling the effects of an explosion Wednesday.

Reports came in from areas including Cole, Moniteau and Morgan counties. A viewer said the explosion shook windows in California and Fortuna.

Capt. John Wheeler of the Cole County Sheriff's Department said he received several calls from people reporting the explosion as a sonic boom.

Wheeler said the explosion could have been from a meteor, but the best explanation would be a sonic boom from an airplane, based on calls the sheriff's department received.

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