Managua Blast Likely Caused By Heavenly Body

September 8, 2014 2:48 AM

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Managua Blast Likely Caused By Heavenly Body

A small meteorite blasted out a large crater when it crashed into the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, with the explosion Saturday at about 11 p.m. local time (Sunday at about 1 a.m. EDT) startling many in the country’s most populous city, according to multiple media accounts. Amazingly, none of the 2.4 million residents of the metropolitan area appear to have been injured during the event, Agence France-Presse reported.

However, the meteorite did leave a calling card at its impact site close to Managua’s international airport, a crater measuring 16 feet deep and 39 feet wide.

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