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'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 07:54 AM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican

I guess there's been another one in Spain.

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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican


I'm trying to keep it in house.

This house RULES!

Thanks so much for putting in the work and attention to detail True American!

That seismic pic is awesome. I got a question about it. Do we know from that or other data yet what the strength of it on the Richter Scale was?

I would also like to point out that the meteorite probably made two "booms", one or more in the air and one when it hit.

You might be able to discern that from the charts if the resolution is fine enough.

The boom in this video that Trueman brought is a sonic boom from its passing overhead, just like in Russia. The best cacophony of multiple booms can be heard at :29 second. Too bad they cut off the recording so quick. Just at the end of each segment you can hear the rolling thunder and subsequent peals as the object passes by.
The sounds arrive much sooner than in Russia as the object is much closer to the ground.


Heres a pic from Murgatroids video…



Look at the rays stretching out from the impact crater…. awesome hypervelocity display! Just like on the moon. Waiting to see if anyone brings footage of the actual impact occurring. That would be the most valuable footage as nobody has ever ever captured video of an objects impact.

Good work ATS!

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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: KaelemJames
In addition to your post I noticed on RSOE that the NEO list was down to 2-3 entries which I thought was due to the addition of the Ebola list at the top , the day this meteorite hit Nicaragua it was back !

Yet another interesting coincidence.
Now go look at the new list , a couple relatively close ones.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 08:18 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
That seismic pic is awesome. I got a question about it. Do we know from that or other data yet what the strength of it on the Richter Scale was?

I would also like to point out that the meteorite probably made two "booms", one or more in the air and one when it hit.

You might be able to discern that from the charts if the resolution is great enough.


I doubt if that even makes over a 1.5 ML/Richter (same thing)- and the resolution is not that good, due to distance, plus even more so due to the fact that it was pretty small. I read them talking about being able to see two different waves, but they could well be looking at a local network seismic station that was closer to the impact area- and that we don't have access to. Maybe they'll publish a pic from one of those stations, if there are any closer- but I wouldn't hold my breath on that.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 08:32 AM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican


but I wouldn't hold my breath on that.

(intrptr exhales)This is breath taking enough…



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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This video says it did come from the close earth passing one
www.youtube.com...=52




Nicaraguan authorities are pretty sure it was a piece of an asteroid dubbed “2014 RC”, an estimated 20-meter large piece of rock that whizzed close past Earth, Humberto Garcia, of the Astronomy Center at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, told The Associated Press on Sunday. It was most clearly witnessed in the skies above New Zealand. At its closest, asteroid 2014 RC was a mere 34,000km from the Earth’s surface, about one-tenth of the distance to the moon.



lainfo.es...

new tourist attraction
Who gets to keep the pieces?

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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

I certainly agree, that if someone had that impact on video, it is priceless, and it would be the only one ever recorded. Science can only simulate in miniature, what they think occurs when a hyper velocity object hits terra firma.

As far as sonic booms go, you cannot confuse one of those with the aerial blast in Chelyabinsk. That was a detonation, as the massive bolide slammed into the denser part of the atmosphere at an altitude of 27km and a velocity of 70,000km/h. The pressure wave broke windows,doors, roofing and injured 1500 people. If it had exploded 10km lower, it would have been deadly to many more.

It's really all about speed, composition and angle. This was probably a small iron, and a rather steep trajectory. Irons usually make it through our atmosphere, but stones (chondritics) usually cannot take the stress and explode.

If Chelyabinsk had been a near vertical entry angle, it most likely would have hit the ground before it detonated... and what a crater that would have been, let alone the death and destruction it would have caused.

There is a bit of luck in both these events. Each had the potential to be much more destructive and deadly. We can marvel at the spectacle, but some day soon, we will probably not be this lucky.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: charlyv

Thank you, I enjoyed your reply.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 09:48 PM
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I wish I hadn't been so late to this thread, it's the one that hits home the most!

But from La Prensa's video, I thought it was interesting how they kept asking if anyone saw something and the man kept responding that they didn't see anything after, just heard and felt the impact. I doubt there will be a very large amount of videos or anything capturing the impact because Nicaragua is a very poor country and people don't have their cell phones out so late at night, like around the time the man in the interview said. If anyone was wondering why the lack of evidence or why they lived in such terrible conditions in comparison to other countries.




posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 10:28 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Just think, you could be sitting at your PC, all happy, with not a care in the World and Boom...Game over man...I'm still convinced i have been victim to two meteor strikes in my life.. one hit me on the head, the other bounced of my sisters car..put a dent in the roof...ok, small fry but the one that hit me on the head knocked me off a wall.


Your such a liar: IF a rock from space made it thru our earths atmospher and small enough and traveling at a speed of 32 ft. per second. Earth's gravitational pull gravity 120 miles per hour, then hit you in the head. Dude. really. 1ST OFF, i highly doubt any rock the size of a marble made it thru our atmospher, THO it is probable but it would be traveling at speeds of a bullet, so i highly doubt it bounced off your head. 2nd: You lived to tell the tale of getting hit in the head by a rock. 3rd: The fact that even a slight chance of getting hit by a space rock and the odds of that happening, let alone, a second encounter. I'm not going to bet on your pony, it has a lame leg.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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If a person finds that rock, it could be worth some cash. $$$$$ If i were there, i would have a shovel and a metal detector too. Never know what cha gonna find in that hole.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 07:00 AM
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So, have I missed the explanation as to why there is no debris of this meteor?

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 09:50 AM
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originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: TrueAmerican
Who knows what may follow?
All in all pretty exciting.


An asteroid the size of Texas behind the moon and we only have 18 days left??

And Bruce Willis and his roughneck crew being called to save the world??

I'm sorry, I was watching the 1998 film Armageddon.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: angelchemuel

Because the crater is actually from the missing Malaysia Flight?
We should all understand how planes bury themselves in the
ground, right?



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: HooHaa
a reply to: Soloprotocol

Did you happen to find the ones you claim struck you? I'm a amateur rock hound.. looked for years for a meteor to no avail.

I didn't have a clue what hit me, at first i thought i got shot. I was about 14 at the time and was too busy holding my head wondering WTF just happened. to say i was in shock is a understatement. It's only recently i've came to the conclusion it must have been a space rock...a very smell one.

The one that hit my sisters car was pretty much the same scenario as far as WTF just happened, We Had just dropped my dad off and were sitting talking then we heard a bang on the roof, i got out looked around, no-one was around then we looked at the roof...dent the size of a golf ball....first thing that i thought of was a Golf Ball, looked around for Golf ball or whatever the hell hit us. nothing. I certainly wasn't thinking Space rock at the time or i would have searched high and low.
And no before anyone asks, we were not near a golf course or public park.



posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: cloaked4u

originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Just think, you could be sitting at your PC, all happy, with not a care in the World and Boom...Game over man...I'm still convinced i have been victim to two meteor strikes in my life.. one hit me on the head, the other bounced of my sisters car..put a dent in the roof...ok, small fry but the one that hit me on the head knocked me off a wall.


Your such a liar: IF a rock from space made it thru our earths atmospher and small enough and traveling at a speed of 32 ft. per second. Earth's gravitational pull gravity 120 miles per hour, then hit you in the head. Dude. really. 1ST OFF, i highly doubt any rock the size of a marble made it thru our atmospher, THO it is probable but it would be traveling at speeds of a bullet, so i highly doubt it bounced off your head. 2nd: You lived to tell the tale of getting hit in the head by a rock. 3rd: The fact that even a slight chance of getting hit by a space rock and the odds of that happening, let alone, a second encounter. I'm not going to bet on your pony, it has a lame leg.


So what hit me on the head.? What bounced off my sisters car ?...Look all i said was i am now convinced i was hit by a space rock on the head, I dont have proof it was a space rock but weighing up all the possibilities of what hit me i dont have another answer. do you.?

And who said it was the size of a marble. it could have been the size of grain of rice for all i know. and as far as traveling at the speed of a bullet, you could be wrong. if a Meteor broke apart in the upper atmosphere small particles could in theory be doing as little as 40MPH when they hit the ground. or in this case My head..

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posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 09:21 PM
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originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: BasementWarriorKryptonite




Some days I realise how little I know about anything and I feel like hiding. Now off to google 'Niacaragua'.


Well just remember how I got owned for saying a meteorite
is pretty exciting. So at least you won't suffer the same humiliation
I've just had to endure!

LMAO





They way I read our post, it wasn't the meteorite that was exiting, it was the doom that might follow.

If you really want doom to happen.. Why wait for a meteorite to destroy us all, there's plenty of live volcanoes going off around the place for you to jump into.



posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: angelchemuel
So, have I missed the explanation as to why there is no debris of this meteor?

Rainbows
Jane


I believe that there are remnants of this probably scattered about in very small quantity. Additionally , there may be a mass buried about 30 meters down, if it was an Iron. They will not disturb the crater floor until science fully analyzes and documents it. Look up the Sikhote Alin fall, these were pieces of small irons, broken up but still falling at cosmic velocity. They left a few very similar looking craters to this one, and many pieces of this Iron were found, but only because it was huge before it fragmented.

Too often, the entire mass can be vaporized, if the speed was cosmic, and it was anything else but a solid iron.



posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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Who cares how you read my post.



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