A relatively big meteor exploded over the town of Vinales in western Cuba at 18:17 UTC (13:17 local time) on Friday, February 1, 2019. The object produced a loud sonic boom and left a long trail of smoke. Numerous meteorites have already been found.
Residents reported a very loud explosion that shook the ground and shattered windows. There have been no reports of injuries but numerous pieces of the object were found all over western Cuba.
NASA's JPL estimates the total impact energy at 1.4 kilotons, the largest produced by any fireball since July 25, 2018.
Smoke trail and sonic boom at 0:47
The American Meteor Society has received only 10 reports by 12:00 UTC, February 2.
Preliminary trajectory by AMS
Featured image: Smoke trail left by a meteor over Cuba on February 1, 2019.
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