Report: ‘Meteor’ hits Cuba, explosion heard

Report: ‘Meteor’ hits Cuba, explosion heard
The meteor that rattled Detroit, 16 Jan 2018. (Image: Screen grab of CBS video, YouTube)

[Ed. – I’ll withhold judgment on the “meteor fragments” for now, but the possible vapor trail and reported sounds of explosion are definitely interesting.  The number of reports about such events does seem high recently.  Seems more likely that this was a meteorite.]

[A] meteorite did apparently hit western Cuba on Friday afternoon, according to eyewitness reports. The event sounds like it was pretty dramatic: “We’re receiving reports that a meteor was seen in the sky across the Florida Keys,” NWS Key West tweeted, adding that the space rock “likely exploded over the province of Pinar del Río.” CNN’s Havana correspondent, Patrick Oppmann, described the sound of a “large explosion” in the town of Viñales and posted pictures of the fragments…

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