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San Miguel de Tucuman (DPA) / The Nation (GDA). A strong glow lit several provinces in northwestern Argentina in the early hours on Sunday, in what was considered a meteor passing through Earth's atmosphere that surprised people.
The phenomenon was recorded in photographs spread through social networks (Check it here) and security cameras filmed 24 hours in various cities, as you can see in the video that accompanies the note.
It could be observed for several seconds near 03:00 hours on Sunday (1:00 a.m. Peruvian time) how the night lit up like daylight with the provinces of Santiago del Estero and Tucumán. Also spotted in Cordoba, La Rioja, Santa Fe and Chaco.
According to reports, in the south santiagueño, on the border with Córdoba, was where was harder, and from the provincial police confirmed that after 9 there had been no casualties, injuries or people who have reported more than what is known: the sky lit for several seconds midway through the morning, reports The Nation, which has recorded the testimonies of social networks.
Some people also said that they heard a loud bang and a kind of tremor, reports news agency DyN today, but the National Institute of Seismic Prevention (INPRES) recorded no earthquake in the last hours.
A METEOR OVER SIZE "
"The light was very intense, first green, then took a white, and finally became a fireball. Seconds after it happened, he felt a tremor and a buzz similar to the shock wave of an explosion happens, "assured neighbors north of the city of Santiago del Estero to portal" El Nuevo Diario ".
The director of the Astronomical Observatory of Santa Fe, Jorge Coghlan, told the Todo Noticias channel that it was "a meteor that entered the atmosphere at a speed of 130,000 miles per hour."
"He was larger than that of a meteorite, which disintegrated in the air. When he was at an altitude of 65 kilometers, totally disintegrated, "said the specialist.
Santiago del Estero dawned with a cloud of colors, the trail left by the meteorite was seeing the sky in an impressive manner. "El Nuevo Diario" videos collected in the city landscape.
I had a dream 2 nights ago that I left a basketball arena with a my parents after a win. We are walking through the parking lot and notice a car's windshield and passenger side frame are smashed in. Still resting in damaged area was a meteorite about the size of a watermelon. I grab the meteorite and we hustle outta there. Later, I have it appraised and am told it's worth $43 million.
Can't wait for that to come to frution!!