Meteorite-like object falls in Latvia
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Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 2009, 16:19
Riga (Latvia): Latvian emergency officials say a fiery object has fallen from the sky and created a large crater in a town close to the Estonian border.

Inga Vetere of the Fire and Rescue Service says the rock-like object was seen last evening. It punched a hole 15 meters wide and 5 meters deep in a meadow next to a farm in northern Latvia.

Vetere said today that a military chemical unit has tested the object and found that radiation levels are normal.

She says police have cordoned off the area and are waiting for geologists from the University of Latvia to arrive. She says the geologists will determine whether the object is a meteorite.

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First Published: Monday, October 26, 2009, 16:19

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