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The meteorite fell in a wooded area near the airport and an air base in Managua.

Scientists in Nicaragua requested international assistance to analyze the possible relationship of a meteorite that impacted their territory while an asteroid passed by the Earth.

The meteorite fell near the international airport in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, last Saturday night, according to information from the authorities.

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The Nicaraguan authorities agreed on the impact zone and investigated what caused the crater.

The residents of the area heard a loud explosion and felt the blow that left a crater 12m wide and 5m deep.

According to the Nicaraguan government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo, everything indicates that the meteorite could have detached from the asteroid 2014RC, which passed close to Earth on Sunday.