(meteorobs) FW: NJ crater in lawn Meteorite blamed
meteoreye at comcast.net
Thu May 12 06:31:15 EDT 2011
No this was right on the surface, from the images I've received, it appears
the source was about a foot below the surface. There is currently no
fracking going on in NJ anyway.
From: meteorobs-bounces at meteorobs.org
[mailto:meteorobs-bounces at meteorobs.org] On Behalf Of Mike Hankey
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:22 AM
To: Global Meteor Observing Forum
Subject: Re: (meteorobs) FW: NJ crater in lawn Meteorite blamed
Could this be related to 'fracking'? I've been reading this is a problem in
north east PA, NJ & NY.
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 7:43 PM, Wayne Hally <meteoreye at comcast.net> wrote:
> No tree was removed, and it's MUCH too large for any animal based
> event, especially considering the 10-15 foot spray of dirt. . I have
> received an additional 5 images from the police captain, and it seems
> like some unknown gas ejection occurred. It was tested for explosive
> residue, none. All utility lines are intact. There is NO sign of any
heating of the material..
> To create a trench of that length to width ratio any meteorite would
> have to be moving at cosmic velocity nearly parallel to the ground.
> I'm 99.999% sure it is not meteoric, but haven't the foggiest idea
> what could have caused it.
> The head of the local college planetarium was there the last 2 days
> digging at the site, with metal detectors as well, nothing was found.
> Of course, like most astronomers, meteoritics and meteorics are not
> his specialty. I have spoken to the homeowners and they have invited
> me to stop by, but the site has surely been rendered useless for
> forensic analysis by now, though I will bring my super magnet and have
> a look.
> Still waiting to hear back from the school about the seismic "event".
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> [mailto:meteorobs-bounces at meteorobs.org] On Behalf Of Marc Fries
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:53 PM
> To: Global Meteor Observing Forum
> Subject: Re: (meteorobs) FW: NJ crater in lawn Meteorite blamed
> Looks like a dog vs. ground squirrel event.
> On 5/11/11 1:38 PM, Jim Pettit wrote:
> > I had suspected perhaps a hastily-removed tree, but I looked at the
> > house in Google Earth and Bing, and see no evidence of shrubbery
> > where the "crater" is. (Unfortunately, Google's Street-View cameras
> > haven't been down that particular road, so Bing's bird's eye view
> > gives the most detail.) I have no ideas what caused this, either,
> > though I'd be willing to bet every cent I have that it isn't meteoritic
> > --Jim
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