Meteorite Hits Village in NW China

The photos below were taken on August 1, 2013, and shows the dump site which was hit by a meteorite in the village of Akto County, of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.



The meteorite hit at around 2:00 a.m. Thursday, and punched a 3-meter wide, 2-meter deep hole in the ground.



Local authorities say no casualties have been reported and investigation and research work on the meteorite fragments is ongoing.