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    Loud ‘boom’ heard in north Utah likely a meteor: Officials

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A loud “boom” heard across areas of northern Utah was likely a meteor, officials said on Saturday.

    Reports of the loud noise circulated at about 8.30am, with people from Orem to southern Idaho posting that they heard the “boom”, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

    Utah Governor Spencer Cox tweeted that his office confirmed it was not related to any seismic activity or military installations.

    The National Weather Service’s Salt Lake City office wrote in a tweet that its lightning detection mapper likely picked up the meteor’s trail flash, which officials said seemed to be confirmed by witness video.

    South Salt Lake resident Wendi Melling was heading out the door on Saturday morning when she heard a “loud deep booming sound” followed by a few seconds of rumbling.

    A meteor flies over Snowbasin in Huntsville, Utah. PHOTO: AP
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