The meteor was flying at an estimated 3,100mph, unleashing a sonic boom, according to a report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Perth residents, in addition to many people residing outside Perth city limits, reported hearing a loud bang as the fireball darted through Earth's orbit.
"We heard the boom, we saw the light, we just thought it was lightning to start with, but the boom that came after it was definitely not thunder," Robyn Garratt told the ABC.
Now, a search is underway, looking to find exactly where the space rock made landfall. Professor Phil Bland of the Desert Fireball Network -- which sounds like a totally rad place to work -- said there's a pretty decent chance that the meteor touched down on Earth.
"It also looks like we've seen it on multiple cameras which means that we'll be able to triangulate exactly how it came in through the atmosphere, what its position was, what its speed was, what its size was [and] work out where it came from in the solar system, and if any of it landed," he told the publication.