The evening of April 23 the residents of Costa Rica observed the meteor. Witnesses from different parts of the country spoke of a bright flash in the sky, which was accompanied by a strange noise
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The evening of April 23 the residents of Costa Rica observed the meteor. Witnesses from different parts of the country spoke of a bright flash in the sky, which was accompanied by a strange noise, according to Stormnews with reference to the newspaper Diario Extra.
The social network was immediately flooded with photos and video of the flight of a celestial body, most of which were fakes. There were only a few actual records from surveillance cameras. However, the fall of the meteorite was confirmed in the village of La Caporal, which is located in the district of Aguas Zarcas of the Canton of San Carlos: fallen from the sky-stone struck the roof of a house.
The owner of the house was watching TV and was very scared when I heard a loud sound in the back of the home. She immediately called my father and eldest son. Coming to the part of the house, they found a hole in the roof, a broken Board, two broken plastic table and still warm stone.
The incident was confirmed by local authorities. Now the family must wait for laboratory evidence of cosmic origin of the stone, and then a meteorite with a vengeance can recoup all of the costs to repair the house. Physicist and astronomer Jose Alberto Villalobos, told La Teja that could easily get for this gem 6 million, Costa Rican colones, and this in terms of American currency exceeds 10 thousand dollars. Expert advises not to sell it to the first comer, and wait 3-4 years when the price of this meteorite may increase.
Note that the meteorites quite often fall on the roofs of buildings. In recent years such cases have been recorded in Japan, South Carolina, Thailand. In Russia in July 2017, “space” the stone was discovered in the attic of a three-story apartment building in the village of Kanevskaya, Krasnodar Krai. Discovery took a piece of bitumen. However, attempts to melt it down were unsuccessful, wrote the newspaper “Zorya Kanevsky”.
The province of Phitsanulok, Thailand, June 2016:
The village Broek in Waterland, the Netherlands, June 2017:
The city of Komaki, Japan, October 2018 year:
愛知県小牧市で先月、突然、住宅の屋根が壊れて表面が焼けた石のような物が落ちているのが見つかり、国立科学博物館が調べたところ隕石（いんせき）の落下であったことがわかりましたhttps://t.co/w4rGNp4N8p#nhk_news #nhk_video pic.twitter.com/SEgJUFNV2T
— NHKニュース (@nhk_news) October 12, 2018
In the Uruguayan city of San Carlos September 18, 2015 a meteorite, leaving a hole in the roof, damaged the TV and bed:
On November 30, 1954, occurred the world’s only documented contact with a meteorite in person. The city Sulakova the U.S. state of Alabama stone the size of a grapefruit crashed through the roof of a frame house in Oak grove, bounced off the body of the radio, and hit Ann Elizabeth Hodges while she was Napping on the couch. 31-year-old woman received bruises to the hands and hips (PHOTOS on the website The Slate), but there were no serious injuries.