Meteor streaks over Cuba, causes explosion

The sky over eastern Cuba was lit up on Friday night with what is believed to be a meteor. Scientists on the island say the meteor caused an explosion, but luckily there were no reports of damage or injury.

Head of the National Seismological Service, Enrique Arango Arias, told the official Cubadebate news site that the phenomenon was noticed in the towns of Moa, Sagua de Tanamo, and Maisí.

He said the service’s instruments “registered the expansive wave” of the explosion.

Social media users reported seeing red and white light followed by an explosion at about 10:06 p.m. local time Friday.