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article imageMeteorite-like object hit Cienfuegos in Cuba on Wednesday

By Anne Sewell     Feb 15, 2013 in World
Cienfuegos - Not to be outdone, it seems that a meteor-like object also rocked Cienfuegos in the center of Cuba on Wednesday this week, just days before the incident in Russia.
Digital Journal reported on the incident of the meteorite which exploded over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia and rained down pieces, damaging around 300 buildings and injuring more than 700 people.
It seems that Cuba had a similar, less damaging experience, but on Wednesday this week.
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."
One woman who lives in the area said that the roof of her house shook because of the explosion.
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