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Meteorite hits a house in San Carlos, Costa Rica

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A very bright meteor exploded over Costa Rica at 03:10 UTC on April 24, 2019 (21:07 LT on April 23) and was seen and recorded across the country.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 3 reports from Alajuela and Guanacaste.

Costa Rica fireball heatmap – April 24, 2019. Credit: AMS

Parts of the meteor survived the atmospheric entry and hit a house in the city of San Carlos, destroying parts of its roof and some of the furniture. Pieces have been collected and are now under analysis.

Owner of the house said she found the warm rock on the floor.

Costa Rica meteorite – April 23, 2019. Credit: NR

Featured image: Meteor exploding over Costa Rica on April 24, 2019. Credit: RNS

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