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Asteroid Strikes Earth North Of Iceland

Asteroid Strikes Earth North Of Iceland

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An asteroid struck the Earth over the weekend, just two hours after it was discovered.

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Designated 2022 EB5, the small rocky object impacted the planet on March 11 north of Iceland, according to numerous astronomers online.

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At just three meters wide, 2022 EB5 was around just half the size of an average male giraffe, which grows to be around five-six meters in height.

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The 2022 EB5 had harmlessly burned up in the atmosphere, and it is unknown if any residual fragments have actually survived intact.

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Some in Iceland have reported hearing a boom or seeing a flash of light around this time, and the International Meteor Organization is looking for witness reports of anyone who may have seen anything.

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The asteroid itself was only discovered just two hours prior to impact by Hungarian astronomer Krisztián Sárneczky.

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