Meteorite strikes Nicaragua leaving crater

September 7, 2014 10:55 PM

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Meteorite strikes Nicaragua leaving crater

Nicaragua's government that a loud boom heard overnight by residents of the capital was made by a small meteorite that left a crater in a wooded area near the city's airport.

Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said a committee formed by the government to study the event confirmed it was a "relatively small" meteorite that "appears to have come off an asteroid that was passing close to Earth."

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