This stony meteorite caused a tremendous sensation in China when it fell on February 15, 1997 at 1:23 am, Beijing time, near the village of Heze in Juancheng County, Shandong Province. A shower of small stones (more than 1000 individuals) fell near the Yellow River after a brilliant fireball, with smoke and sparks, terminated with a loud, resonating explosion. The largest recovered piece weighed 2.7 kg, and the total mass is more than 100 kg. One fragment was reported to have penetrated a roof and landed in a pot on a stove. Local residents picked up several hundred fresh specimens along the Yangtze River shortly after the fall. This meteorite is also known as Heze.