Re: Dec 9--Ecuador Event

Thomas Ashcraft (
26 Dec 95 11:44:04 EST


There was a possible fireball event that occurred over Ecuador on December 9,
1995. It is a mystery and people there are wondering if it might be decay
related. I will copy in the message that originated from the meteor network.
Thanks for any help on this. I will forward any responses to Ecuador.

Thomas Ashcraft	
Radio Fireball Observatory          
35 42 N  105 57 W
Santa Fe, New Mexico

From: Robert E. Meyer
Vice President
Cuenca Astronomy Association

Subject: Ecuador Event

I mentioned in a previous message about a loud noise heard over quite an
area around Cuence, Ecuador on December 9, 1995. A reading was recorded on
three area seismography starting at about 1451 local time (1951 GMT). The
local seismolagist is not able to figure out what his recording indicate.

1.  Is there someone on your Net who could evaluate these seismograph
records? I have a copy of the program and the data during this event and I
think I could send it e-mail if someone can help us identify just what
happened and exactly where.

2.  News here is that a 25 year old Russian space craft was to have fallen
into the Pacific some time the first part of this month. Could someone check
to see exactly when and where this happened. Could it or part of it have
come into this area?

There are a lot of rumors about what happened and we would like to get any
solid data possible as to what might have happened.

I would appreciate any help that you can give us and I will keep you posted
as to anything that we may find out here. 

Robert E. Meyer
Vice President
Cuenca Astronomy Assoiation
Robert E. Meyer
Casilla 01-05-1822
Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone 593-7-880-801