Meteorite fall in San Carlos, Maldonado, Uruguay on 19th September 2015 – (updated Oct 22, 11:10 UTC)

A page with updated and additional information about this fall has been established on this


SAN CARLOS (prov.) page

(Last update: 14 April 2017)

Last update: October 22, 2015, 11:10 UTC

Interview with Gonzalo Tancredi
970 Universal Radio (October 21, 2015)
(22:21 min./ 7.8 MB)

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The classification, done at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, is expected to be finalised in the coming week. Details about the trajectory and the exact time of the fall still remain unclear. No further meteorite specimens have been found so far.

San Carlos meteorite next to 1 inch scale cube / photo: Departamento de Astronomía, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, URUGUAY

San Carlos meteorite next to 1 inch scale cube / photo: Departamento de Astronomía, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, URUGUAY

More photos and detailed information have been published HERE.
(Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of the Republic, URUGUAY)


video: VTV (October 14)


video: Desayunos Informales (October 15)

San Carlos meteorite

The Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de la República (Udelar) has confirmed the fall of a 712-g-meteorite (breccia, 208 cm³, density of 3.4 g/cm³) into a building in the Carlos Lavagna (~ 34°47’30.32″S, 54°56’3.55″W) in San Carlos on 19th September 2015 (after 2 a.m. local time). More meteorite fragments are supposed to have fallen west of the city but could not been found yet.

San Carlos meteorite next to 1 inch scale cube

Source (El Pais, Oct 14)

El Pais

Interview with Gonzalo Tancredi (NTN24, October 13):