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The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Hartford, Connecticut, COURANT, 28 June 1947, page 7

Moscow Confirms Meteorite Fall In Siberia

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June27. - Dr. H. H. Nininger, director of the American Meteorite Museum near here, said today he had received official verification from the meteorite committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, that a meteorite of great size fell near Vladivostok, Siberia, February 12.

The communication was the first official, scientific verification, Dr. Nininger said.

Dr. Nininger said he was advised that the size of the meteorite was estimated at several tons; 30 craters, the largest 80 feet in diameter and 28 feet deep, were formed, and a "considerable" forest was burned.

 
 
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