I just read this on the aol news... GeoZay Meteorite Hits Northern Iran TEHRAN (Jan. 2) - A meteorite hit northern Iran on Friday causing minor damage to property but there were no immediate reports of casualties, state radio said. It said the impact sent locals in panic onto the streets in the northern town of Babol in Mazandaran province. "A meteorite which hit Babol on Friday morning caused only some minor damage to residential units," radio said, without giving further details or citing any source. It said the impact was felt up to one kilometer away. Iranians are currently mourning at least 30,000 people killed by an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale which struck southeastern Iran on December 26.
Hello Guys, Just some fresh information of the suspected fall in Northern Iran. After 4 hours of phone calls and broken persian here is what I have found. I spoke to Babak A.Tafreshi, the Editor of Nojum (a persian astronomy magazine) in Tehran at 2 am Central time. He said 2 of his reporters are on the site which is an urban town with high population. A large house has been "completely destroyed". When asked how large was this house he said 10 meters. But he said NO evidence of a crater or any fragments of meteorites were found as of now and they are still on the lookout. He also ruled out any missile or bomb going off. I will be speaking to him again in 3 hours to get more information and if possible an image of the site. Will keep you posted. clear skies Vishnu ===== Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Department of Space Studies University of North Dakota, Grand Forks ND 58203, USA. Phone-701-777-9641 www.geocities.com/moonyguy www.space.edu Spaceguard India www.spaceguardindia.com __________________________________For more info and house photos - The January 2, 2004 Babol, Iran geometeor event and more