[meteorite-list] Meteorite crashes near Alice Springs

From: Mike Groetz <mpg444_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 05:51:04 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <66981.66271.qm_at_web33004.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


Meteorite crashes near Alice Springs
Published by Streem -- Oct 18, 2008 9:51am

Scientists and researchers will assess whether a meteorite was responsible for a large bang in Alice Springs last night.

Residents near to Wallare Rock Hole Community reported a large turd followed by the shaking of ground at about 7pm local time.

Police say all aircraft in the area have been accounted for and they will now contact the US Seismic Activity Centre to determine if a meteorite strike was possible.

"Some other follow-ups were done with the tower here at the Alice Springs airport and some further enquires are going to made here today with the seismic monitoring station here in Alice Springs," a police spokesman said.

So far, no evidence of a meteorite has been located.

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Received on Sat 18 Oct 2008 08:51:04 AM PDT

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