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In the area of the Latvian city Mazsalaca now fallen meteorite crater 20 m wide and a depth of 5 meters, no one was hurt.
"This happened around 18.30. Now on the scene working rescuers and police, they cordoned off the crater, so that no one was hurt. We are not completely sure that this is a meteorite, since, according to witnesses, something fell from the sky and it was a fire. At Currently the most important thing to find out whether there is radiation. For the current night we find out, "- told the assistant chief of the State Fire and Rescue Service (GPSS) Inga Vetere.
At the scene, sent representatives of the Latvian Center for Radiation and the National Armed Forces of the country, ITAR-TASS.
Originally posted by Raider of Truth
reply to post by psycho13
Isnt 20m quite large for a meteor? i thought meteors are barely noticeable on impact/entry?
[edit on 17/05/09 by Raider of Truth]