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Tamdakht, (Ouarzazate) Morocco
Fall: 20 December 2008, 22:37 hrs (local time; UT+00)
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
History (H. Chennaoui-Aoudjehane): On December 20, 2008, witnesses from a number of locations in Morocco (Agadir, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate) observed a meteor with a W to E trajectory. According to the local newspaper, Al Massae (of December 27th), people from the high Atlas Mountains (between Marrakesh and Ouazazate) heard a sound and felt an aftershock. Due to the high relief in this mountain region, covered with snow at this time of the year, searching for the meteorite was a difficult task. The first reports on finding pieces of a meteorite came a couple of weeks later. The largest impact pit is located near Oued Aachir (1.10 m diameter and 70 cm depth, 3109.8'N, 700.9'W), with a stone exceeding 30 kg and many small fragments. A second one is smaller, (about 20 cm diameter and 10 cm depth; 3109.9'N 0702.3'W) located 2 km W from the first one; the main mass from the second impact was probably about 500 g. Nine new impacts coordinates have been reported by S. Buhl and M. Aid, and P. Thomas reported 3 other impacts. A strewn field of at least 25 km long and 2 km wide has been outlined.

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The Tamdakht meteorite fell near Ouarzazate, Morocco on 2008-12-20 producing a strewn field of approximately 25 kilometres by 2 kilometres and two small impact craters, one of about 1.1 metres diameter and 70 centimetres depth
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The Tamdakht (H5) meteorite fell in Souss-Massa-Dra, Morocco, on the 20th December 2008.
A total mass of 100 kg was recovered.

31 9' 48"N, 7 0' 54"W



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