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CORDERO, Guadalupe; CERVANTES-DE LA CRUZ, Karina and GOMEZ, Eduardo. The bolide of February 10, 2010: Observations in Hidalgo and Puebla, Mexico. Geofís. Intl [online]. 2011, vol.50, n.1, pp. 77-84. ISSN 0016-7169.
On February 10th, 2010, the inhabitant population of some towns near the border between the States of Hidalgo and Puebla, Mexico, heard a strong blast overhead and felt seismic tremors and roof and windows vibration. At Tulancingo, Hidalgo, 25 km from the explosion zone, visual reports of a bolide and thunder-like sounds were described. A possible explanation may be related with re-entry of spatial debris number 33006 from satellite COSMOS 2421. We describe interviews with witnesses. An alternative hypothesis is a meteoritic origin of the bolide.
Keywords : bolide; meteoroid; spatial debris; Mexico.