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Ixtlahuacán, México

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Ixtlahuacán, México – Tuesday, July 25, 2023, 8:41 PM local time, A very large meteor was observed heading west at 16 km/s, and ending at a height of 36 km above the ground. Although the atmospheric impact was equivalent to the energy of over 400 tonnes of TNT, there was a distinct lack of visible fragmentation, and it burned out relatively high above the ground, making the recovery of meteorites unlikely.

Meteorite hunters should also be advised that this area received U.S. State Department travel warnings recently for gang violence.

Rating:Class C
Entry Date/Time:2023-07-26 03:41:54 UTC
End Location:Colima, Mexico
Endpoint Coordinates:18.9°N, 103.4°W
Entry Mass / Energy15.2 tonnes / 0.44 kt TNT
Entry Speed:15.6 km/s
Bearing Angle:292.2 °WNW
Incidence Angle:56.8° from vertical
Event Links:none

News and Video

This event was captured by several cameras in Mexico.

Search Efforts

No known search efforts were launched for this event.

Meteorite hunters should be advised that this area received U.S. State Department travel warnings recently for gang violence

– Meteorite Hunting in this area of Mexico is NOT RECOMMENDED

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StrewnLAB Maps & Data

The trajectory solution from the U.S. Department of Defense was run through the StrewnLAB software to predict the search area shown below. Please download and review the Google Earth files below for detailed maps of the search area.

The search area covers a very rugged and remote region of Mexico

Weather Data

The weather data below is sourced from weather balloons, and publicly available via NOAA’s Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA). This data is downloaded and post-processed by the StrewnLAB algorithm, to account for changing weather patterns and weather balloon drift. The plots have altitude on the y-axis, in kilometers above sea level. The wind speed below 10km has large effect onthe drift of meteorites.

Almost no wind with this event
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