Small meteorite strikes near Nicaragua’s capital, government says – leaves 39 foot crater, 16 feet deep

September 2014NICARAGUA – Nicaragua’s government said Sunday that a mysterious boom heard overnight in the capital was made by a small meteorite that left a crater in a wooded area near Managua’s airport. Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said a committee formed by the government to study the event determined it was a “relatively small” meteorite that “appears to have come off an asteroid that was passing close to Earth.” Murillo said Nicaragua will ask international experts to help local scientists in understanding what happened. The crater left by the meteorite had a radius of 12 meters (39 feet) and a depth of 5 meters (16 feet), said Humberto Saballos, a volcanologist with the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies who was on the committee. He said it is still not clear if the meteorite disintegrated or was buried. Humberto Garcia, of the Astronomy Center at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, said the meteorite could be related to an asteroid that was forecast to pass by the planet Saturday night.
“We have to study it more because it could be ice or rock,” he said. Wilfried Strauch, an adviser to the Institute of Territorial Studies, said it was “very strange that no one reported a streak of light. We have to ask if anyone has a photo or something.” Local residents reported hearing a loud boom Saturday night, but said they didn’t see anything strange in the sky. “I was sitting on my porch and I saw nothing, then all of a sudden I heard a large blast. We thought it was a bomb because we felt an expansive wave,” Jorge Santamaria told The Associated Press. The site of the crater is near Managua’s international airport and an air force base. Only journalists from state media were allowed to visit it. –ABC News
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4 Responses to Small meteorite strikes near Nicaragua’s capital, government says – leaves 39 foot crater, 16 feet deep

  1. steradiant says:

    I wrote in my dream app about a time a woke up after experiencing a meteor falling to a location. After a couple days I heard of an asteroid flying by Earth 25,000 miles away. I assume this has no relation to that one? Is this a whole separate event?

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  2. Reblogged this on Willow Andreasson's Journey Into The Mysteries of Life and commented:
    Very interesting… asteroid the size of a house skims past us and this happens on the same day. Coincidence…? Surely not… as ever, thank you Alvin for posting this up for our perusal🙂

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  3. Joseph Sonny Skies says:

    I saw a large fireball last Thursday that was so bright that it was even vivid in the direction of the sunset that was no more than half an hour before the meteor, so the sky where it flashed was still orange and blue. Also, on Spaceweather.com there have been maps of many fireballs being seen recently and nearly all of them listed as sporadic; that is, not from any regular meteor shower. It makes more sense to me that any close asteroids discovered would be the large member of a cluster of rocks rather than just a rogue boulder.

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  4. Sealed says:

    This is a strange story. Many Managuans are voicing their opinion that this is a cover up… For what I can’t say. However, no one claims to have seen a streak of light and it “just so happened” to have fallen between the Air Force base and the national airport. Also, this very secretive government only allowed “journalists from state media” to visit the site. Today, the local news has a scientist saying that it possibly was “space junk” rather than a meteorite. I find it all hard to believe, but I like either of those scenarios better than aliens or the military playing with Russian war toys.

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