AP: Powerful meteor explosion reported in Cuba (VIDEO?)

Published: February 16th, 2013 at 11:34 am ET
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AP, 10:47a ET: Cuba reports powerful meteorite explosion […] Cuba apparently experienced a phenomenon similar to the meteorite that detonated over Russia this week, island media reported, with startled residents describing a bright light in the sky and a loud explosion that shook windows and walls. […] In a video from a state TV newscast posted on the website CubaSi late Friday, unidentified residents of the central city of Rodas, near Cienfuegos, said the explosion was impressive. […] Marcos Rodriguez, whom the video identified as a specialist in anthropology, said all signs point to a meteorite. […]

Havana Times: […] Witnesses reported the fall of a celestial phenomenon that ended with a huge explosion with a very bright light in the sky that shook their homes, said ANSA citing the Cuban morning TV news program as its source. […]

Xinhua: An object fell from the sky over central Cuba on Thursday night and turned into a fireball “bigger than the sun” before it exploded, a Cuban TV channel reported Friday, citing eyewitnesses. […] The object then turned into a fireball “bigger than the sun,” said the witnesses, adding that several minutes later they heard a loud explosion. […] It remains unknown whether the reported phenomenon in Cuba is related to Friday’s meteor strike in central Russia […]

UPDATE: Video reportedly showing meteor over Cuba appears to be footage from 2007 (h/t Anonynous tip)

Published: February 16th, 2013 at 11:34 am ET
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