Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Event at Aplao, Peru Feb 2nd 2004

  1. Mar 15, 2008 #1
    Hi Everyone:

    I'm writing a general paper on an event that happened near Aplao,Peru on Feb 2nd,2004.

    Here's the link:http://geocities.com/astroycpa/meteoritoaqp2feb2004.html

    It's in Spanish and can be translated using Babelfish or Google text translations.

    I have no knowledge of astrophysics whatsoever and would like to ask a few questions. I know there's going to be a lot of variables but I was just hoping some some general responses.

    Assuming a density of 3.3 grams per cubic centimeter, how large would the mass have been to create an explosion that produced a 3.8 reading on the Richter scale?

    I have other questions but I'll just start with this one first.


  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted