Meteor Fireball Produces Strong Tremor in Pinamar, Argentina
A large meteor explosion triggered a strong tremor as it disintegrated in the sky of Pinamar, Argentina on May 18, 2016.
According to witnesses a luminous object fell into the sea off Pinamar. Through social networks they identified the object as a meteorite that caused a strong earthquake. a luminous body was also sighted in the United States. The strong tremor was most probably linked to the sonic boom, as the space rock entered the Earth’s atmosphere.
It looks like after the major meteor events over Finland, Brazil, the USA and Canada, now it’s the turn of Argentina to be shaken by a meteor sonic boom.
According to a tweet the mayor of the town, Martin Yeza, the incident occurred at 21.25 yesterday and caused fear among the people, who saw the object falling and felt the movement while numerous alarm systems were activated.
Village head surveillance cameras will be reviewed to see if the time of the fall was recorded.
According to reports of witnesses the time of the fall was seen in Cariló, Pinamar and Ostend. “He got all white and sparks from the explosion could be seen,” said an officer of the police station Ostende.
“He saw in half the sky, looked like a shooting star. I never saw one like it,” he added. After that, the station began receiving calls from people who had heard the same explosion.
Editor’s note: Unfortunately at this time, this is the only video (so far)