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Meteorite destroys house in Jakarta

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 04:15 AM
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Meteorite in Jakarta destroys house!

Police and astronomers are investigating Thursday’s blast from a falling object that damaged three homes in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, which witnesses claim was a meteorite strike.

Forensics experts from the police and National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan) investigators are combing the site, with the latter saying that while there was no conclusive proof the damage was caused by a meteorite, it was the most likely explanation.

Police ruled out earlier speculation that the incident was a gas canister exploding.

One house was moderate damage and two adjoining properties suffered minor damage after blast on Jalan Delima II. There were no reported casualties.


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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 05:39 AM
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ni91ck.....

Thanks for posting this interesting story.

I've embedded the YT vid for you.



Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not

[edit on 1-5-2010 by Maybe...maybe not]



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 05:45 AM
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Lucky buggers!! No injuries, and their houses are now worth a small fortune. Man made objects that get hit by meteorites are worth alot of money. A mailbox to someones house which was struck, sold for around 30-40 thousand dollars, the meteorite that hit it made about 80,000. (it was only a golfball sized rock) If it was a lump of space rock, then these people are minted. And they had a rather lucky escape to boot.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 06:58 AM
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Thx Maybe...maybe not for embedding the Y T vid, i don't now how to do that. That's the second time in Jakarta that a meteor strikes and exploded. The first was exploding in the air.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 07:05 AM
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Somebody is about to get rich.




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