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Hi Guys;

Here's some information on the frequency of various sized meteorites over the eons.

http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol204/impacts.htm

The following are some more predictions for meteorite frequency. These are only estimates and are highly debated. Some say the 10 kilometer range is 1/100million years, but it should give you a ballpark idea.

4 meters 1/yr

8 meters 1/decade

43 meters 1/400 years

150 meters 1/6,000 years

1 kilometer 1/240 million years

10 kilometer 1/240 billion years

Just makes me wonder how frequent falls like Gold Basin or Franconia happen.

Keep in mind 70% of these will land in the oceans.

Steve

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