PUBLISHED: 16:03 EST, 22 April 2012 |

Large parts of Nevada and California experienced a loud explosion on Sunday morning as a result of a meteor.

The sound of the explosion around 8am prompted a flood of calls to law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Sierra Nevada in the two states.

The explosion rattled windows and shook houses from Reno to Winnemucca in Nevada, and from the Sacramento to Bakersfield areas in California.

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