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Fast-moving object, perhaps a meteor, seen hurtling across sky

September 14, 2011 |  9:13 pm

A fast-moving object, perhaps a meteor, was reported hurtling across the sky Wednesday night, officials said.

In eastern Riverside County, the California Highway Patrol said it received reports of a "fast-moving green light" in the Palm Springs, Indio and Salton Sea areas.

"It's probably just an isolated meteor that shot from the west to east," meteorologist Curt Kaplan of the National Weather Service in Oxnard told The Times.

On Twitter, people from central Arizona to Griffith Park in Los Angeles reported seeing an object hurtling across the sky.

Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman in Los Angeles, said the reports were not related to any aircraft activity.


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