NASA Confirms Meteor Hit in Central Texas

The fireball that went across the sky was measured at 4 feet long and 4,000 pounds.
1:39 | 11/10/14

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so did the 911 phone lines. Police fielding hundreds of calls from people who saw a fire ball or who heard what sounded like an explosion. And more scenes like this could be on the way. Reporter: Tonight across central Texas many are asking, did you see it? That fire in the sky that some say caused a sonic boom. We heard an explosion on the 5-7. Reporter: You can see the fire ball on this dash cam video and look at it here on this police cruiser cam. Nasa confirming to ABC news it was a meteor, four feet long, four thousand pounds traveling 55,000 miles per hour. It looked like it went across into Mexico. Reporter: Just last week, people in several states saw fire balls racing over the sky. And overseas, checking this out one streaking over Japan. Nasa says nearly 50 tons of meteorites reach our atmosphere every day. The reason we don't wear helmets? The bulk of it burns up in the atmosphere. But sometimes it does hit and hit big. Last year in Russia, a shock wave blowing out windows and the many injured. Right now, the time to look up. And three different meteor showers peppering Earth. Meaning we will see more images out of this world. Tom llamas, ABC news, New York.

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