Source of loud boom in Darke Co. a meteorite, police say

A small meteorite was determined to be the cause of a loud boom in Darke County Sunday.

“You may have heard a loud boom this morning in town. The cause of the sound was quickly identified as a small meteorite falling from the sky,” Arcanum Police Department wrote on social media.

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Witnesses told police they saw the meteorite fall from the sky and hit the ground near the football stadium.

When a meteoroid survives a trip through the atmosphere and hits the ground, it’s called a meteorite, according to NASA.