Curuçá River (Javari River)

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Curuçá River
Country Brazil
Source Vale do Javari Indigenous Land, Atalaia do Norte, State of Amazonas
Mouth Javary River
 - coordinates 4°26′47″S 71°24′16″W / 4.44639°S 71.40444°W / -4.44639; -71.40444Coordinates: 4°26′47″S 71°24′16″W / 4.44639°S 71.40444°W / -4.44639; -71.40444
Length 530 km (329 mi) [1]

Curuçá River is a river of Amazonas state in northwestern Brazil.[2] It is entirely within the municipality of Atalaia do Norte.

1930 Curuçá River event[edit]

On August 13, 1930, the area near latitude 5° S and longitude 71.5° W experienced a meteoric air burst, also known as the Brazilian Tunguska event. The mass of the meteorite was estimated at between 1,000 and 25,000 short tons (910 and 22,680 t), with an energy release estimated between 0.1 and 5 megatons, significantly smaller than the Tunguska Event.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ziesler, R.; Ardizzone, G.D. (1979). "Amazon River System". The Inland waters of Latin America. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ISBN 92-5-000780-9. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Amazon Region Map, Brazilian Ministry of Transport.
  3. ^