Skip to comments.Asteroid Strikes Colombia -- American Media Buries It!
Posted on 09/07/2010 10:37:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
**Update -- Intel Hub -- RSOE EDIS is reporting that a 1,000 strong search team was tasked with finding the impact area and so far have been unable to locate it... Such a colossal event, so little media coverage. Around 3:10PM Sunday afternoon residents of Colombia were awestruck when the clear sky was cracked open by a massive fireball that exploded upon impact leaving a 300 foot wide crater and a lot of rattled nerves.
(Excerpt) Read more at theintelhub.com ...
Colombia: 'Giant fireball' was a meteorite -- Monday, 06 September 2010 07:56 Kirsten Begg -- Colombian authorities confirmed that a "giant fireball" that fell from the sky in the Santander department, central Colombia, was a meteorite. The Colombian media has been buzzing with eye witness accounts of the fireball, which caused a massive explosion at 3:15PM local time Sunday. Andina.com reported that Bucaramanga Mayor Fernando Vargas confirmed that the phenomenon was a meteorite that left a crater 100 meters in diameter when it crashed into the earth in the San Joaquin municipality in Santander. Colombian air force helicopters were commissioned to fly over the area to try to locate the source of the explosion. The director of the University of Nariño's Astronomic Observatory, Alberto Quijano, told RCN Radio Sunday that he believed the object was a meteorite. In rural areas of Santander, police received reports that the explosion had shattered windows in the area.
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Thanks TMMT! I also pinged everyone who posted in that topic. :’)
A freeper in ?Chicago? posted a thread about it? Saw it out jogging in the morning?
Try to find the thread.
Meteor - Sept 4
And it will be Bush’s fault in 3... 2... 1...
The article says, on the one hand, that there is a 100 meter impact crater, and on the other hand, that it has not been located. So I think we must reserve judgment.
300 ft. would be roughly minivan size.
Just not lucky, I guess....
Did it hit the United States? No? Then it really is not news for the United States.
Is this what you are looking for?
Opps I see you already found it.
Disregard my other post to you.
Not 300 feet.
Wow! This is amazing.
Lucky it did not hit anyone.
That impact crater is from months ago. Was it Mexico?
There was a thread.