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Ecuador

  • Rogelio Daniel AcevedoEmail author
  • Maximiliano C. L. Rocca
  • Víctor Manuel García
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Abstract

A chondrite remains so far is the only one meteorite Ecuadorian recuperated (Fig. 7.1), and it is a witnessed fall which makes it very special. A noisy explosion was heard along the Daule river on Sunday March 23, 2008, at 09:30 h. After a violent shock wave, four stones were seen to fall separated by 4 km each one.The main stone of 4 kg was found in a farm in a pit of about 1 m in depth and 30 cm in diameter. A second fragment fell on a river at a place called El Pedregal, and the others were lost.

Keywords

Shock Wave Natural History Geological Survey Government Agency National Museum 
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Reference

  1. Weisberg MK, Smith C, Benedix G, Herd CDK, Righter K, Haack H, Yamaguchi A, Chennaoui Aoudjehane H, Grossman JF (2010) The meteoritical bulletin, No. 97. Meteorit Planet Sci 45(3): 449–493Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rogelio Daniel Acevedo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maximiliano C. L. Rocca
    • 2
  • Víctor Manuel García
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Austral de Investigaciones CientíficasTierra del FuegoArgentina
  2. 2.The Planetary SocietyCiudad de Buenos AiresArgentina

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