'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

September 7, 2014 10:24 PM

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'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a meteorite, officials said Sunday.

Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries, but it did leave a crater measuring 12 meters (39 feet) across.

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