On April 23rd 2013 at 2:07. a.m., a 1.3. kg meteorite fell in the Braunschweig suburb Melverode (52° 13' 32.19″ N. 10° 31' 11.60″ E). Its estimated velocity was 250. km/h and it formed an impact pit in the concrete fall site with a diameter of 7. cm and a depth of 3. cm. Radial dust striae are present around the impact pit. As a result of the impact, the meteorite disintegrated into several hundred fragments with masses up to 214. g. The meteorite is a typical L6 chondrite, moderately shocked (S4) - but with a remarkably high porosity (up to 20. vol%). The meteorite was ejected from its parent body as an object with a radius of about 10-15. cm (15-50. kg). The U,Th-He gas retention age of ∼550 Ma overlaps with the main impact event on the L-chondrite parent body ∼470 Ma ago that is recorded by many shocked L chondrites. The preferred cosmic-ray exposure age derived from production of radionuclides and noble gas isotopes is (6.0. ±. 1.3) Ma.