Puerto Rico Fireball Ended Over the Atlantic Ocean
January 17, 2020 5:30 PM AST – U.S. Government Sensors detected a 0.3-kiloton event 100 km off the north coast of Puerto Rico. Although there were almost certainly meteorites dropped by this event, they are now lost under several kilometers of Atlantic Ocean water. Just north of Puerto Rico is the Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean, at over 7 km in depth.
|Date/Time:||2020-01-17 21:29:49 UTC|
|Location:||100km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Peak Intensity Coordinates:||19.4 °N 66.0°W Google Map|
|Dark Flight Altitude:||14.5 km above sea level|
|Energy / Mass Estimate:||0.29 kilotons TNT|
|Mass / Diameter Estimate:||10,000 kg / 1.8 meters|
|Entry Speed:||15.53 km/s|
|Slope:||41.4° from vertical|
|Event Record(s):||NASA ARES Puerto Rico|
AMS Event 338-2020
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