Meteorite crashed on the west of Cuba

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In the west of Cuba is Friday, a meteorite smashed. The impact caused a strong explosion, which was heard in various municipalities in the province of Pinar del Río, says a specialist of the National Institute for Geophysics and Astronomy, Efrén Jaimez Salgado, on the Radio Guamá.

Many Cubans shared on social media images and videos of the meteorite. That came crashing down around 14 hours local time (18 pm in Belgium) and was accompanied by a flash of light. Journalists of the local tv station Tele Pinar published photos showing black rocks, a fist big, who have fallen in Viñales, a town which tourists demand.

The surprised residents went to the streets, testified local agent Osmany Moseguí. According to him, got no one injured. Mosequí says that the biggest stone up to ‘20 and 30 inches large. He left his ‘traces’ after a road to one of the tourist attractions of the city.

“We have to make with a meteorite of the rocky type, with an alloy of iron and nickel. It also contains a large amount of magnesium silicate’, says expert Efrén Jaimez Salgado.

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