|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||48° 41' 8'' North , 2° 24' 33'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||48.68576,2.40941|
|Locality type:||Meteorite Fall Location|
|Meteorite Class:||H5 chondrite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||H5|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Ordinary Chondrite (H5) fell during the night of 12 to 13 July 2011,26 KM south of Paris |
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
History: A 206 g stone was found in a roof in Draveil (26 KM south of Paris) on July 13, 2011, by N. and J.-P. Eydens and reported to P.-M. Pelé and A. Jambon (UPVI) a few days after the event. It was later discovered that a 5.2 kg stone had been seen to fall in a garden by a mailman in Savigny sur Orge at 12:30 am (local time) on that same day. Two more stones (88 g and 2 kg) made holes and dents in roofs in Draveil and Grigny, and a fifth one was later found by two schoolgirls in the park of the Rosa Parks high school in Montgeron. One was reported to have crashed through the windshield of a car in Draveil.
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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23.03 - 33.9 Ma
23.03 - 66 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)
Comments: Paris Basin
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.