National Weather Service in Key West reported on Friday that a meteorite appeared to hit western Cuba.
NWSKeyWest said: “Radar may have detected the meteor that affected western Cuba earlier today. At 121 pm, a signature was detected near Viñales, Cuba, at a height of over 26,000 ft above ground level.”
Speculations in social media started soon after this statement. But the Cuban officials have denied that any plane had crashed. It calls meteorite appearance natural and physical phenomenon.
A group of specialists from Cuba’s Geophysics and Astronomy Institute had been sent to Pinar del Rio to study a possible meteor strike.
The biggest meteor in the modern history had reached the Earth in Tunguska, Russia in 1908 flattening more than 800 square meters of the forest.