Over 300 reports
The AMS has received over 300 reports so far about an unusually slow fireball seen over Oregon (Portland) on September 2nd, 2016 around 11:54pm PT (Sept. 3rd – 6:54 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Oregon but witnesses from Washington and British Columbia (CA) also reported the event.
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Below is the map of the witnesses location.
Below is a video of the event caught on a dashcam and shared on Youtube by Peter Burkhard.
The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the south west to the north east and ended its flight over the Columbia River.