[meteorite-list] Meteorite Hits Northern Iran

GeoZay at aol.com GeoZay at aol.com
Fri Jan 2 14:16:11 EST 2004

I just read this on the aol news...

Meteorite Hits Northern Iran

TEHRAN (Jan. 2) - A meteorite hit northern Iran on Friday causing minor 
damage to property but there were no immediate reports of casualties, state radio 
It said the impact sent locals in panic onto the streets in the northern town 
of Babol in Mazandaran province.
"A meteorite which hit Babol on Friday morning caused only some minor damage 
to residential units," radio said, without giving further details or citing 
any source.
It said the impact was felt up to one kilometer away.
Iranians are currently mourning at least 30,000 people killed by an 
earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale which struck southeastern Iran on 
December 26.

( Link to article -kn)

[meteorite-list] Iran "Meteorite" Update

Vishnu Reddy moonyguy at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 3 03:08:16 EST 2004

Hello Guys,

Just some fresh information of the suspected fall in Northern Iran. After 
4 hours of phone calls and broken persian here is what I have found. 

I spoke to Babak A.Tafreshi, the Editor of Nojum (a persian astronomy 
magazine) in Tehran at 2 am Central time. He said 2 of his reporters 
are on the site which is an urban town with high population. A large 
house has been "completely destroyed". When asked how 
large was this house he said 10 meters. But he said NO evidence of a 
crater or any fragments of meteorites were found as of now and they are 
still on the lookout. He also ruled out any missile or bomb going off. I will
be speaking to him again in 3 hours to get more information and if 
possible an image of the site. Will keep you posted.

clear skies

Vishnu Vardhan Reddy
Department of Space Studies
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
ND 58203, USA.

Spaceguard India

For more info and house photos - The January 2, 2004 Babol, Iran geometeor event and more

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