Interesting (non-meteoric) Events detected by ELFO

Mysterious Explosions over Lake Huron, August 1, 2008

Around 11pm EDT on July 31st, 2008, residents of Kincardine, Ontario were awakened by two loud, thunderous bangs emanating from somewhere over Lake Huron. The sounds, as reported by residents, were apparently loud enough to rattle windows and objects on walls.

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Methamphetamine Lab Explosion, April 24, 2007

At ~10pm an explosion from a rural farm house at 11543 Ilderton Road (43.0566°N, 81.4411°W) was reported by area residents. The resulting fire engulfed the home as dozens of regional volunteer firefighters fought to contain it.

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Propane Storage Facility Explosion, August 10, 2006

At dusk on August 10, 2008 the Downsview region of the city of Toronto, Ontario was rocked by two powerful explosions from the Sunrise Propane Industrial Gases Storage Facility south of the Downsview airport (43.733°N, -79.473°W, Fig. 3b).

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Imperial Oil Refinery Explosion, December 13, 2006

In the early morning hours of December 14th, residents of Sarnia, Ontario were awakened by a loud, thunderous explosion from one of the hydrocracking units from the Imperial Oil Refinery located at the southern border of the city (42.950°N, -82.416°W).

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Observations of the Space Shuttle Discovery, July 4, 2006

The Space Shuttle Discovery was launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on July 4 th, 2006, at 14:38 EDT.

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Observations of the Norwegian Fireball, June 7, 2006

On June 7th, 2006 just after 00 UT (2 am Local time) a moderate sized meteoroid impacted the Earth’s atmosphere over the northern regions of Norway, near the town of Kautokein by the Norwegian-Finland border. Soon after the fireball, the remaining dust trail was photographed by two individuals.

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Observations of the Park Forest Fireball, March 27, 2003

The Park Forest meteorite fall of March 27th, 2003 was the first large bolide to occur over a major urban area in modern history.


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