The alarms went off on Saturday night when those who were in the areas near the Managua International Airport were shaken by what they defined as a «rumble» that was heard in different parts of the Nicaraguan capital.

After hours of speculation on the street and on social media about what might have caused what felt like an explosion, authorities confirmed Sunday that a meteorite had hit a crater 40 feet wide and 16 feet deep in Air Force land and does not cause property damage or injuries.

The person in charge of even confirming it was the Nicaraguan government spokeswoman and first lady, Rosario Murillo, who suggested that the meteorite could have detached from the asteroid 2014RC, which passed close to Earth on Sunday.

This Monday, scientists from the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (Inter) confirmed that theory.