• Rogelio Daniel AcevedoEmail author
  • Maximiliano C. L. Rocca
  • Víctor Manuel García
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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.


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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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