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Honolulu is a 2.4 kg. ordinary (L5) chondrite that fell September 27, 1825.   

Honolulu is one of only two meteorites ever recovered from Hawaii, both of which were observed falls.  The second was Palolo Valley, a 682 g. ordinary (H5) chondrite that fell in Oahu April 24 of 1949.

The vast majority of meteorites that hit Earth land in the ocean, and are never recovered for study.

 


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