The universe is just playing target practice with us. A new map, compiled by Javier de la Torre of CartoDB, shows 34,513 recorded points of impact from meteorites on Earth from the past 4,000 years. We’re talking way back from 2300 B.C.
Considering that Earth is over 70-percent water, there are many impacts that haven’t been recorded; but out of the recorded ones, it seems like North America has been hit pretty frequently. Meteors enter earth’s atmosphere every day, but many are small enough that they burn up before ever hitting the Earth’s surface.
Zoom in on the map and see if there have been any recorded impacts in your town. If not, it may only be a matter of time.