View Full Version : Asteroid Explosion over Indonesia

2009-Oct-30, 06:50 PM
This has taken awhile to filter into the Western press, but an asteroid exploded over the town of Bone,Indonesia on October 8th at around 11am local time. Initially, locals called the police to report that a plane had crashed, or that an earthquake shook the ground, as reported in the Jakarta Globe. The Jakarta Post [...]

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2009-Oct-30, 07:09 PM
The fact that the asteroid exploded without doing any damage is incredible. The asteroid exploded nine to 12 miles above sea level, imagine if exploded at 2 to 5 miles; we would have had another Tunguska event, except in a populated area.

2009-Oct-31, 03:45 AM
Good lord! Indonesia gets hit with everything.