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Author(s): Papp, G.
Title: A critical review of 16–17th century reports on meteorite falls in and around the Carpathian Basin
Year: 2004
Publication date: 2004-10-30
Volume: 96
Pages: 19-28.

Abstract: Reports on four historical meteorite falls in and around the Carpathian Basin are discussed. The Keresztes (or Keresztesmező) fall, 1558 (although not listed in the NHM Catalogue of meteorites) was probably a genuine meteorite fall. Out of the other three falls (all listed in the NHM catalogue) the "Miskolcz" fall happened in 1560 and not in 1559. The "Steiermark" fall did not exist but corresponds to the (not listed) Odranec fall in Moravia (June 11, 1619). The "Ofen" fall (1642) was most probably a hailstorm and not a meteorite fall. In the appendix data about a fifth possible meteorite fall at the modern town Oradea (March 8, 1692) are briefly summarised. With one figure.
Keywords: Meteorite falls, historical data, Carpathian Basin, Keresztes, Miskolcz, Odranec, Ofen, Oradea, Steiermark
Subject: history of science

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Matskási, I. & Merkl, O.