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'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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Nicaraguan authorities believe it was a piece of the small asteroid dubbed "2014 RC," which passed very close to Earth on Sunday and was estimated by astronomers to be about 20 meters big, or the size of a house.

'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

Did not see this one coming. Guess if their was a field of these things we could someday see a city destroyed. If it was a sister or part f the other one Sunday this is scary!




posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 12:42 PM
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There's another thread about this:

'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

Apparently, something also happened in Spain:

Another Meteorite - This time Spain



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: LukeDAP

BBC The Express

If it is related to the one we have been hearing about for a couple of days i do wonder......how significant this would be to asteroid theory.




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edit on 8-9-2014 by Mustard2243 because: more linkage



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 01:01 PM
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well it may be a fake one

METEORITE SKEPTICISM: Reports are circulating of a meteorite strike in Nicaragua on Sunday, Sept. 7th. Because the timing coincides with the flyby of asteroid 2014 RC, some reporters have suggested a link. We are skeptical. The crater outside Managua looks more like it was dug by a backhoe than excavated by a high-energy meteoritic explosion. Also, no streak of light corresponding to a meteor was actually observed. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.


spaceweather.com...



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: Dolby_X Well it does not look anything like a backhoe to me. I am not saying it could not have been dug up but it doesn't look anything like what a backhoe does. Looks pretty much like an impact crater to me though it could be a fake but not with a backhoe...



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: Mustard2243
a reply to: LukeDAP

BBC The Express

If it is related to the one we have been hearing about for a couple of days i do wonder......how significant this would be to asteroid theory.





Yeah your link shows a fireball too. As well as this..




"Although the impact occurred roughly 12 hours before the asteroid passed Earth, that part of the planet was facing in the right direction for it to have been a fragment associated with it.

"If it was an unrelated object, however, then it further demonstrates how we don't really monitor all the potentially dangerous rocks out there."


Who is to say there are not some related undetected trailing rocks coming our way?
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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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cant tell im not expert on this subject
but those at spaceweather can be credible the text only tell us it dont look like one.

you can ask the guy is you want twitter.com...
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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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If this were to be an attempt of a fake hole, how could it have possibly been dug out without ANYONE noticing? Wouldn't that seem a bit odd that no one would notice a machine of some sort digging a hole this size, or even people digging out by hand tools without having to place the dirt somewhere? Just a thought.



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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Or it could simply have been a buried land mine, artillery shell or other piece of ordinance that exploded.
In either case, there should be some fragments left remaining. If it were a hole that was escavated, there would be caterpillar tracks (the construction vehicle kind) everywhere. If it were a giant caterpillar or earthworm, there would also be crawl marks.



posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 06:01 AM
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Wow good catch,havnt heard about this

For it's size it did little damage must have been fairly light?



posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 03:25 PM
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This is a great story but it does seem like something is missing from it. I cant put my finger on it.



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 12:04 AM
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Why was this not bigger news?




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