A loud explosion has been heard in northern Utah, which appears to be the explosion of a meteorite.

Reports from the American media about a powerful explosion have started circulating since the early hours of the morning, from residents from Orem and Idaho who wrote in their profiles that they heard a "boom", Telegrafi reports.

The governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, said that it is not about any seismic activities or military exercises.

Salt Lake resident Wendi Melling said she was opening her front door when she heard a loud noise, which she described as a "very loud explosion".

"I thought something fell on the roof of the house, but when I got outside everything was fine with our property," added Melling.