Meteor explodes, falls to Earth in Cuba
By Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
2/01/2019, 7:50:52 PM
#BREAKING: Just got this video from a friend in #PinardelRio who says they think the trail in the sky was left by a #meteorite, which shattered windows and made extremely loud sounds. Sounded like two #explosions. #cuba @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/AMmb9ZE6vB— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) February 1, 2019
A meteor appears to have fallen to Earth over western Cuba Friday afternoon.
Numerous sightings of a meteor were received from the Florida Keys, and fragments have reportedly been found in Cuba.
Details are still sketchy at this time. But, it appears that the meteor exploded near or over the town of Vinales in western Cuba.
The explosion blew out windows and may have caused other damage. There have have been no reports of injuries.
The first images of one of the stones that seem to have fallen in the area of #ValleDeLaPrehistoria in #PinardelRio begin to appear. Still not confirmed. Journalists and experts are already in the area. #Cuba #meteorite #meteor 🛑☄️🔥 pic.twitter.com/gRVnZ7Dt99— Teacher From PR 🇺🇸🇵🇷 (@MaestroDEPR) February 1, 2019
Un equipo de científicos de Geofísica y Astronomía se dirigen a #PinardelRío a certificar la causa de la explosión, informa @JuventudRebelde https://t.co/MnpRncbhj6 Foto: @TelePinar #Meteorito #Cuba pic.twitter.com/oFfKjBuTA5— OnCuba (@OnCuba) February 1, 2019
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