The meteor explosion off Washington's coast shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 is considered the biggest over the continental U.S. in nearly two decades, according to the American Meteor Society.

A Doppler radar image from Marc Fries with NASA and NOAA, shows the giant dust cloud as the bolide meteor exploded 20 miles off the coast.

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Each level is another radar sweep, and Mike Hankey with the American Meteor Society said via email it likely dropped hundreds, if not thousands, of meteorites.

A doppler radar image shows the giant dust cloud as the bolide meteor exploded 20 miles off the coast.
Marc Fries NASA/NOAA

While meteor and space fans have expressed disappointment that there are no meteors to find on the ground. The last explosion in this size range was on March 26, 2003, when a bolide meteor exploded over a southern Chicago suburb of Park Forest, Illinois, damaging homes and cars. There were no reported injuries or fatalities.

KING 5 received numerous reports along with videos showing the bright light along with the explosion.

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