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A bright ball of fire flashed across the afternoon sky above Kilifi on Sunday March 6, 1853. It then seemed to disintegrate in the distance, and one huge chunk of fire, in the blinding afternoon heat, hurtled towards the young boys and the goats they were herding. It then landed a short distance away, burning a small patch into the grass field.
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In 1853 the Wanikas tribe in east Africa built a temple for the meteorite that struck Duruma, but sold their stone to missionaries after it failed to protect them from invaders.
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The Duruma (L6) meteorite fell in Coast, Kenya, on the 6th March, 1853.
A total mass of 577 g was recovered.

4 0'S, 39 30'E



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