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Meteor Strike Over Texas Creates Green Ball Of Fire, Ground Shakes

10/11/2014 11:09 GMT | Updated 10/11/2014 11:59 GMT

A large meteor seen was seen entering Earth's atmosphere over Texas with reports soon suggesting that the meteor had then struck ground, causing the surrounding ground to shake.

The meteor -- captured on camera -- appeared as a green ball of light with a bright orange tail. Witnesses over a radius of hundreds of miles were able to see the meteor as it lit up the sky.

A dash cam was also able to capture footage (see above) of the meteor as it passed overhead.

The American Meteor Society reports that the sighting was to be expected after a large meteor shower was predicted to enter the Earth's atmosphere.

San Antonio local news has also reported that the ground was shaking, citing a meteor strike as the cause of the disturbance.