PITTSBURGH (KDKA/CBS) – Residents in Siberia are checking for damage after a violent meteor rocked the region.

Witnesses in the Khakasiya region say a meteor streaked overhead then a loud explosion was heard.

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Videos posted to social media show the sky illuminated briefly, followed by a loud explosion.

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The official website for the town of Sayanogorsk described the suspected meteor as a falling “celestial body.”

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CBS News reports: “At about 18:37 a flying shining object was seen over the territory of the town followed by a sound of a blast,” the Reuters news agency quoted city official Leonid Bykov as saying in a televised address. “Of course there was an earth shock. To find the cause of it the respective services were alerted. But there is no damage to social facilities or factories of the town of Sayanogorsk.”