Mysterious Meteorite Rocks Nicaragua

September 8, 2014 5:27 AM

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Nicaraguan officials in the country's capital reported a mysterious explosion and the appearance of a large crater on Sunday. They are claiming that it is the result of a "heavenly body" fallen to earth, likely a small meteorite.

The apparent impact occurred near the city of Managua, leaving a crater nearly 40 feet across. The resulting explosion was reportedly felt throughout the entire capital city of 1.2 million people, according to the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

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