[meteorite-list] Signal Mountain (IVA), Baja California
From: ensoramanda at ntlworld.com <ensoramanda_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 0:11:11 +0100
Looks like similar rockfalls and dust clouds on Mars too..!
---- Robert Verish <bolidechaser at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Easter Sunday afternoon Moni Waiblinger and myself were hiking in the Yuha Desert near Ocotillo (just north of the US-Mexican Border) when the M~7.1 earthquake struck south of Mexicali. You couldn't be any closer to the epicenter and still be in the US. Needless to say, this was the strongest earthquake that I've experienced.
> But what I saw AFTER the quake was equally amazing. Clouds of dust were rising up from most of the canyons in the nearby mountains, the result of rock-falls and possible landslides. The mountain to the south of us in Baja (which I call "Signal Mountain") was covered in a cloud of dust. Images of this phenomenon were shown on the local San Diego TV News stations (still looking for a link of this image - my images were too obscured by dust).
> I'm wondering where the Signal Mountain iron meteorite was "actually" found, and whether these recent rock falls might possibly unearth additional masses of this iron? -- Bob V.
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Received on Wed 07 Apr 2010 07:11:11 PM PDT