A meteorite was seen blazing through the sky above Florida before exploding over Cuba.
Pieces of the rock fell to earth in western Cuba, where residents said they heard the sound of two large explosions around the time of its landing.
Locals took to social media to share their videos and images of the rock.
Some said the noise sounded like the roar of a plane - while others said the sounds could have been caused by a satellite explosion, reports Sputnik News .
The US National Weather Service of Key West said in a statement on Twitter that it was "receiving reports that a meteor was seen in the sky across the Florida Keys."
They added: "It appears that a meteorite impact occurred in western Cuba, near the town of Vinales, Pinar del Rio, earlier this afternoon."