Eyewitnesses who were lucky enough to see this scene emphasize that the meteor flew with a strong thunderstorm, and the police confirmed that they received several calls from disturbed citizens, but it was not reported that anyone was injured or that any material damage was caused.
Eyewitness reports began arriving about an hour after midnight local time, and a flash of light was visible for at least five seconds. The meteor was falling at a speed of about 16.3 kilometers per second.
Street cameras in Holmstrand, south of Oslo, filmed a fireball flying across the night sky and illuminating the harbor with a bright light.
The Norwegian Meteor Tracking Service analyzed all videos and other data to determine the trajectory and destination of the meteors. According to the first data, the meteor may have hit the Earth in a wooded area, about 60 kilometers from Oslo.
“It was crazy!” Morten Bilet, from the observation service, who saw the meteor crash, said in a statement for the Reuters agency.
No remains were found during the day, given that the location where he is supposed to have fallen is quite “demanding”, and the search could take “some 10 years”, adds Bilet.
Some eyewitnesses also reported feeling a strong shock wave during the meteor flight.
“What we saw above our heads last night is probably a large rock that traveled between Mars and Jupiter, because we are in that asteroid belt. And when it rumbles and shines with its light, it creates great excitement among us experts, but maybe also fear among ordinary people “, explains Bilet.
It should be borne in mind that the meteor that exploded over central Russia near the city of Chelyabinsk in 2013, flooded a huge area with a rain of fireballs and caused a shock wave that shattered windows and damaged buildings, injuring more than 1,200 people.