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  • 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

Only two meteorites have been known until at 11:40 local time (16:40 GMT) on September 15, 2007, a chondrite smashed close to the village of Carancas in the Puno Region, near Lake Titicaca on the border with Bolivia (Fig. 9.1). The phenomenon created a small crater larger than 4.5 m (15 ft) deep, and 13 m (44 ft) wide, with visible burned mud ejected all around the impact site. This was a very unusual impact event leaving a small circular structure, showing a very powerful shock wave which hit a large area around the collision site and producing a blast syndrome over people.

Keywords

Shock Wave Local Time Community College Brownish Color Natural History Museum 
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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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