In the Gulf of Riga in Latvia, may have fallen meteorite

February 21, 2013. In the Gulf of Riga in Latvia, may have fallen meteorite. As reported today in an interview with a local radio station "Baltkom" the representative of the Latvian center Andris Bieznis meteorites, this happened on Wednesday around midnight.

According to him, the witnesses saw fall meteorite, which was accompanied by a blue light and noise. After the fall, he collapsed and burned. "According to our information, the meteorite could fall into the Gulf of Riga. We have three witnesses who saw fall. It's hard to say what it was values, we collect the information. But he was bright enough and, perhaps big. No other details yet, "- said Bieznis.

The fall of the meteorite could be observed in these regions of Latvia as Vidzeme in the central part of the country and Zemgale in the south.

According Bieznisa, the meteorite is also noticed in Finland — it recorded a surveillance camera of the University Observatory.

Source: ITAR-TASS

The new "duck" or repeat the Chelyabinsk stories: the Gulf of Riga is also alleged meteorite fell

February 21, 2013. In Riga bay Latvia may have fallen meteorite. As reported today in an interview with a local radio station "Baltkom" the representative of the Latvian center Andris Bieznis meteorites, this happened on Wednesday around midnight. According to witnesses, the fall of the meteorite was accompanied by a green light and noise, he collapsed and burned, — the Latvian edition Delfi.

"According to our information, the meteorite could fall in the Gulf of Riga. We have three witnesses who saw a fall. It's hard to say what it was values, we collect the information. But he was bright enough and maybe more. No other details yet, "- said Bieznis.

The fall of the meteorite could be observed in such regions Latvia, as Vidzeme in the central part of the country and Zemgale in the south. According Bieznisa, the meteorite is also noticed in Finland — it recorded a surveillance camera of the University Observatory, ITAR-TASS reported.

State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia, however, has no information about the fall of a meteorite in the Gulf of Riga, reported RIA "Novosti" with reference to the representative of the institution. "We have information about the fall of a meteorite in the bay yet. We were not summoned, did not have to save anyone, "- stressed in the fire service.

Recall that similar events occurred in 2009, when the Latvian company, mobile operator Tele2 launched in the media, "duck" in the form of a meteorite allegedly falling on the eve of around Mazsalaca. At the press conference, Director of Marketing Tele2 Janis Sprogis, the purpose of this action was to infuse optimism into the Latvian society and to prove that the country in just a day can be a newsmaker in the world, not only in the category of news about the crisis, but also in terms of what something unusual and positive.

He added that if someone does not like it, he asks for forgiveness. He also said that all the expenses of the state in connection with this case will be compensated. Latvian Interior Minister called a mockery of everything that has happened in human beings and the security services, adding that "for such a joke to be answered."

The current surge of interest in meteorites came after Drop the car near Chelyabinsk February 15. As a result of the blast occurred suffered about a thousand people, an area of broken glass was about 100 thousand square meters. meters.

Source: NEWSru.com

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