- Meteorite Type: Stone (L3)
- Weight: 5.02 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 33 mm x 30 mm x 2 mm
- Witnessed Fall: Yes
- Additional Information: Part slice with cream chondrules set on a grey groundmass.
Aba Panu 5.02g
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Ordinary chondrite L3, Witnessed fall in Oyo, Nigeria, April 19, 2018
History: On the afternoon of 19 April 2018, a large fireball detonated over the Nigerian state of Oyo. This fireball was recorded by NASAs Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) as event 2018-04-19 14:02:27. The meteoroid entered at 20.9 km/s and detonated at an altitude of 30 km at 7.5’N, 3.6’E releasing a calculated total impact energy of 0.23 kt. Many stones fell between the villages of Ipapo (8°7’50.84″N, 3°30’34.58″E) and Tede to the north (8°33’21.49″N, 3°26’46.31″E). Stone were collected at multiple locations. The meteorite is named for the village of Aba Panu near the center of the strewn-field: multiple kg-sized stones were found in and around this village. Current total known weight is near 160 kg.