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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:30 PM

Anybody hear about a Cuba Meterorite hit?

just wondering
http://www.rainews24.rai.it/it/news.php?newsid=174956
Esplode corpo celeste a Cuba

Residenti di una localitÓ' nella regione centrale di Cuba hanno dichiarato aver visto un oggetto che cadeva dal cielo e che Ŕ esploso con un grande fragore, che ha fatto tremare le case del posto: lo si apprende da testimonianze raccolte dalla televisione locale.

In un servizio diffuso questa mattina da Rodas, comune della provincia di Cienfuegos, i testimoni hanno descritto una luce molto intensa che Ŕ arrivata ad avere dimensioni importanti, paragonabili a quelle di un autobus, prima di esplodere in cielo

I don't speak Spanish but it looks like something hit them

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Reply Anybody hear about a Cuba Meterorite hit? (Original post)
lovuian Feb 2013 OP
hedgehog Feb 2013 #1
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #2
dlwickham Feb 2013 #7
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 #3
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #4
jsr Feb 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #6
uppityperson Feb 2013 #8
MADem Feb 2013 #9
joeunderdog Feb 2013 #10
lovuian Feb 2013 #11
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #12
lovuian Feb 2013 #13
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #14

Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:32 PM

1. You might do better not speaking Italian.........

On edit - i hope that wasn't too snarky; I have a wierd sense of humor sometimes....

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:37 PM

2. Huh? They speak Italian in Cuba??

I'm really confused. I thought they spoke Iranian in Cuba.


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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:37 PM

3. Google translator. what a great tool (yes it is in Italian)

Celestial body explodes in Cuba

Residents of a locality 'in the central region of Cuba said they had seen an object that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook the houses of the place: it is learned from testimonies collected by local television.

In a report released this morning by Rodas, town in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses described a very bright light that has come to have large size, comparable to that of a bus, before exploding

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:38 PM

4. Here it is in english


Celestial body explodes in Cuba

Residents of a town in the central region of Cuba have reported seeing an object falling from the sky and exploded with a big bang, it did shake local houses: it learns from testimonies gathered by local television.

In an article released this morning from Rodas, a comune in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses have described a very intense light which came to have large, comparable to those of a bus, before exploding in the sky

Translator website here: http://www.bing.com/translator/


p.s. A few words/phrases are not exactly translated correctly but it's close enough to figure out.

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:38 PM

5. It's the size of a bus???

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/343592

According to the Havana Times, homes in Rodas, Cienfuegos in Cuba's center rocked as an object, reportedly the size of a bus, fell from the sky and exploded loudly. Apparently a very bright light lit the sky according to ANSA, quoting the Cuban morning TV news.

Specialists are said to be examining the scene for any potential remains of the mysterious object. Luckily no damage or injuries have been reported from the scene.

A resident in the area, Marcos Rodriguez, told El Comercio (Spanish language), "Around 8 pm (local time) on Wednesday we saw a light in the sky which moved into a flame. Big, bigger than the sun and after three or four minutes, we heard the explosion."

"It seems that it was a meteor, which are fragments of stones and metals that enter the atmosphere at high speed."


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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:40 PM

6. Italian

And I only found one source. A sentence...and on Wednesday in an isolated town of the province of Cienfiegos, at the Sierra Maestra.

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:44 PM

8. Google gives mixed results. Nothing on news but lots of asking, leading back to "people say" so ????

Here is the translation from Italian. Other places say it was before the one hit in Russia. Odd.

Residents of a locality 'in the central region of Cuba said they had seen an object that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook the houses of the place: it is learned from testimonies collected by local television. In service published this morning by Rodas, town in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses described a very bright light that has come to have large size, comparable to that of a bus, before exploding in the sky.

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:44 PM

9. That's Italian. It says that an object fell from the sky

in a place called Cienfuegos (a hundred fires in spanish) and exploded with great force according to local TV, and that there was an intense light, and the thing was the size of a bus, and it exploded in the sky.

Sounds like the Russian meteorite, only that one made it all the way to the ground--it seems like this one broke up before it hit the earth.

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:48 PM

10. Rush Limbaugh fell out of his plane.

"roughly the size of a bus."

Reached for a sandwich and crashed thru the galley wall.

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:01 PM

11. HA HA HA Thanks everybody

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:02 PM

12. Have yet to see anything corroborating it, though I've been looking. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:18 PM

13. I appreciate you looking around

I hadn't heard either any other reports

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