Residents in western Cuba reported that a small meteorite struck the island on Friday, sounding like a large explosion. No injuries have been reported.
People quickly took to social media, sharing photos and video footage of the aftermath. Large explosion heard and numerous windows shattered.
We’re receiving reports that a meteor was seen in the sky across the Florida Keys. It appears that a meteorite impact occurred in western Cuba, near the town of Viñales, Pinar del Río, earlier this afternoon. #flwx #KeyWest #FloridaKeys #meteor https://t.co/PbzbrEhoGf
— NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) February 1, 2019
#BREAKING: Just got this video from a friend in #PinardelRio who says they think the trail in the sky was left by a #meteorite, which shattered windows and made extremely loud sounds. Sounded like two #explosions. #cuba @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/AMmb9ZE6vB
— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) February 1, 2019
Only in Cuba does an apparent meteorite crash and you happen to know the person who’s house was hit. pic.twitter.com/jYhAnBLUy0
— Patrick Oppmann CNN (@CNN_Oppmann) February 1, 2019