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Meteorite hits Nicaraguan Capital

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A small meteorite landed near the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, on Saturday night, government officials say.

Nicaraguan authorities believe it was a piece of the small asteroid dubbed “2014 RC,” which passed very close to Earth on Sunday and was estimated by astronomers to be about 20 meters big, or the size of a house.

“We are convinced that this was a meteorite. We have seen the crater from the impact,” said Wilfredo Strauss of the Seismic Institute.