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Meteorite Hits Mexico Leaving 30 Meter Crater in Ahuazotepec Municipality
NEWSOLIO ^ | 2/11/2010 | Newsolio Editor

Posted on 02/11/2010 6:07:26 AM PST by Dallas59

A meteorite has smashed into the ground in Mexico, leaving a 30 meter (100 feet) wide crater, reports said.

The meteorite impact was in the Ahuazotepec Municipality in Central Mexico between the cities of Puebla and Hidalgo.

The precise impact area of the meteorite was in a relatively unpopulated area and hit around 6.30pm local time, Mexican media said.

The Ahuazotepec, Mexico meteorite impact was so massive it broke windows in homes many kilometers from the epicenter and people reported buildings swaying and mass confusion. Other reports said the Mexico meteorite impact partially damaged a road and a bridge.

The Mexican military was called in to lock down the area where the apparent space rock slammed into the ground.

Initial fears where that the impact was a aircraft crashing to the ground, but that report was later dismissed.

The Central Mexico meteorite event was witnessed by countless people in the region of the impact, with people as far away as Mexico City saying they saw the burning object enter the atmosphere.


TOPICS: Mexico
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; meteor; mexico
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1 posted on 02/11/2010 6:07:26 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 02/11/2010 6:09:24 AM PST by magellan
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To: Dallas59

That does not happen everyday


3 posted on 02/11/2010 6:09:48 AM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Dallas59

That would be an awesome thing to witness!


4 posted on 02/11/2010 6:10:38 AM PST by alicewonders
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To: Dallas59

5 posted on 02/11/2010 6:12:29 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: Dallas59
Image from the linked article:


6 posted on 02/11/2010 6:12:53 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Dallas59

That’s something I’d love to do when I retire.
Get an ultralight and cruise the deserts looking for impact craters.
There’s $$$ to be made from them thar things!


7 posted on 02/11/2010 6:14:28 AM PST by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Dallas59

8 posted on 02/11/2010 6:15:00 AM PST by earlJam
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To: RandallFlagg

Olivine crystals from earth go for around $1 per carot. Good olivine crystals from meteorite go for as much as $1000 per carot.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 6:19:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Dallas59

A meteorite? Right. It’s the Martians.


10 posted on 02/11/2010 6:20:16 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Dallas59

I’ve seen this movie, soon the nearest town will suddenly lose telephone service.....


11 posted on 02/11/2010 6:20:46 AM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: Dallas59

Is it in a leetle town called Grova Mils?


12 posted on 02/11/2010 6:23:31 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: Waverunner
And don't walk toward it holding a Bible and quoting the 23rd Psalm, unless you're tired of living life as a cohesive set of molecules.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

13 posted on 02/11/2010 6:34:10 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian

To be safe carry a boom box playing Slim Whitman


14 posted on 02/11/2010 6:38:50 AM PST by sticker
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To: GeronL

I know and I’m actually amazed I have not heard this on the news. This is the first I’ve heard of it. Seems like a pretty big and interesting story.


15 posted on 02/11/2010 6:41:39 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: sticker

LOL


16 posted on 02/11/2010 6:42:37 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea; KevinDavis; SunkenCiv

very interesting


17 posted on 02/11/2010 6:42:43 AM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Dallas59
Hmmmmm.......think actually bombing the moon a few weeks back might not have been a good idea.... just saying
18 posted on 02/11/2010 6:45:05 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: brytlea

They kept a news blackout on this because they don’t want a panic to start by revealing that this is just the first of a huge wave accompanying a killer asteroid headed for Earth...Oh wait, I think I saw this movie.:)


19 posted on 02/11/2010 6:45:54 AM PST by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: Dallas59

Pretty cool!


20 posted on 02/11/2010 6:48:19 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Dallas59

Pathfinder for 12/21/12?


21 posted on 02/11/2010 6:49:39 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Dallas59

Another chupacabra has landed.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 6:53:27 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: Sudetenland

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2448935/posts


23 posted on 02/11/2010 6:54:03 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Dallas59
A meteorite has smashed into the ground in Mexico
Oh great, another "action filled" episode to follow.

Yawn ...
24 posted on 02/11/2010 6:56:27 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Dallas59
Other reports said the Mexico meteorite impact partially damaged a road and a bridge.

Okay, I'll say it: How could they tell?

25 posted on 02/11/2010 6:58:07 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Dallas59

There seems to be a lot of stuff raining down on the earth over the past year. I’m wondering if we are in a cloud of debris that might contain something really big that we should be more concerned about. The “scientists” don’t seem to see these things until they have just brushed us by (not that we could do anything if we saw it ahead of time).


26 posted on 02/11/2010 7:05:17 AM PST by Magnatron
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To: Dallas59

THIS is Iran’s “punch in the mouth to the West”!! They have given up on a nuclear weapon, and instead have developed a METEORITE weapon. This is said to counter-act the earthquake weapon that the the U.S. developed and used on Haiti. The arms race escalates.... ; )


27 posted on 02/11/2010 7:08:08 AM PST by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: SamuraiScot

fresh dirt in the pothole, I mean, C’’Mon, how did you not know that one?


28 posted on 02/11/2010 7:14:54 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: cogitator

Reference!


29 posted on 02/11/2010 7:17:49 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Sudetenland

LOL I know, it DOES sound like the beginning of a sci fi movie.


30 posted on 02/11/2010 7:40:28 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: GeronL

That does not happen everyday

Maybe every six days. Very similar meteorite landed in Peru last Saturday.


31 posted on 02/11/2010 7:42:49 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: Dallas59
At first I thought it was that Iranian satellite full of worms and a turtle. Stupid muslims, could not even consider a dog like the Russians, they go down in history as the only country having its first attempt at space travel using of all things a turtle.
32 posted on 02/11/2010 7:51:26 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Dallas59

Whoa! That sounds like a big impact. Good thing no one was under it.


33 posted on 02/11/2010 7:59:36 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: The Comedian

Absolutely not. And don’t go poking it with a stick. You should never poke things from outer space with a stick.


34 posted on 02/11/2010 8:02:01 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: Dallas59

you’dda thunk they would have some pics of the crater by now!


35 posted on 02/11/2010 8:05:14 AM PST by sit-rep
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To: John-Irish
You should never poke things from outer space with a stick.

That's more of guideline than a rule. I mean, "never" is a long time, and sometimes the temptation is simply overwhelming.

But we can definitely agree on a prohibition against letting anything from space that you poke with a stick touch your skin.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

36 posted on 02/11/2010 8:25:25 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian

Well yes I agree ‘’never’’ is a long time. I’d say then be very careful when poking things from outer space with a stick. Perhaps a very long stick might be in order.:-)


37 posted on 02/11/2010 8:37:46 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: Dallas59

Scene from CREEPSHOW ...”Theat’s a meeteor”!

Wonder if things will start to “green up.”


38 posted on 02/11/2010 8:51:21 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GP-35 Grande Puissance-1935 and S&W .44)
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To: Sudetenland
Should we expect a wave of butt mortars from the planet Kladathu?

Damn bugs, kill them all.

39 posted on 02/11/2010 9:00:39 AM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith

They’ve come for the rebel queen of the Wookies.

Michelle! You’re wanted in Mexico! They have come for you!


40 posted on 02/11/2010 9:17:16 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: dusttoyou

every 6 days? Thats like someone is at war with Earth. heh


41 posted on 02/11/2010 10:22:55 AM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Quix

*ping*


42 posted on 02/11/2010 5:25:52 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GeronL; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks GeronL!
Rain of Iron and Ice
by John S. Lewis
On November 27,1919, a meteorite fell into Lake Michigan near the Michigan shore. "Residents of Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, South Bend, Grand Haven, and other Western Michigan cities fled from their homes in panic, fearing an earthquake. Houses were shaken, the country was illuminated as by a bright sun's rays, so all-enveloping it was impossible to tell from which direction the flare came, the earth trembled for half a moment and then came a deep prolonged rumbling as of a terrific explosion." (p 159)
 
Catastrophism
 
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43 posted on 02/11/2010 6:54:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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Whoops.
44 posted on 02/11/2010 7:13:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The account from 1919 sounds pretty big, much bigger than the one that hit Mexico I’d bet.


45 posted on 02/11/2010 7:39:33 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: GeronL

Seems quite probable. One of the I guess drawbacks of impacts on water is the difficulty of evaluating the energy release, because the crater vanishes. :’)


46 posted on 02/11/2010 8:07:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

THANKS FOR THE PING.


47 posted on 02/12/2010 7:28:17 AM PST by Quix ( POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Quix
Latest report indicates Russian space junk fell.
http://newsolio.com/russian-satellite-hits-mexico,5255
48 posted on 02/12/2010 7:54:37 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: evets

HMMMMmmmmmm.

Thx.


49 posted on 02/12/2010 7:57:51 AM PST by Quix ( POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Dallas59

Whatever y'do, don't touch th' meaty-yer!

50 posted on 02/12/2010 8:04:06 AM PST by uglybiker (BACON!!)
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