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A mysterious explosion in the Russian city sky. Was it a meteor?

Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 15 Feb 2013, 07:48

A mysterious explosion in the Russian city sky. Was it a meteor?
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Central Russia hit by meteor shower in Ural region
BBC News:
A meteor shower in central Russia has caused some injuries and shattered windows, reports say.
Brightly burning rocks could be seen for hundreds of kilometres as they crashed into the Ural region.
Chelyabinsk residents reported the ground shook, windows shattered and car alarms were set off during the shower.
"A meteorite exploded above the Chelyabinsk region," an emergencies ministry spokesman told Interfax, while one report spoke of several injuries.
Meteor shower over Russia causes explosions on the ground
Sydney Morning Herald:
Moscow: A meteor shower has caused explosions in the lower atmosphere above central Russia and the Urals region, blowing out windows and causing injuries.
‘‘There was a meteor shower, without fragments falling to the ground,’’ an emergencies ministry spokesman told the Interfax news agency.
Reuters reported that a powerful blast had rocked the Urals region with bright objects falling from the sky.
"It was definitely not a plane," an emergency official said, without elaborating.
The Russian interior ministry said people had been injured by flying glass at a school in Chelyabinsk. No other casualty information was yet available.
Local residents reported witnessing burning objects in the sky of the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions.
"Preliminary indications are that it was a meteorite rain," an emergency official told RIA-Novosti. "We have information about a blast at 10,000-metre altitude. It is being verified."
A witness in Chelyabinsk reported hearing a huge blast early in the morning and feeling a shockwave in a 19-storey building in the town centre.
The sounds of car alarms and breaking windows could be heard in the area, the witness said, and mobile phones were working intermittently
The trace from a falling object could be seen in Yekaterinburg, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Chelyabinsk, another witness said.
A meteoroid is a piece of rock, up to the size of a boulder, that causes a meteor, or visible trace, as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Pieces that make it to Earth are known as meteorites.
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Re: A mysterious explosion in the Russian city sky. Was it a meteor?

Post by TheGrouchDE » 15 Feb 2013, 17:23

poor russian poor stalin XD no its not funny. Now we see once again how the nature can play. Well its not hard but we saw that in Fukushima. Even in Germany it always can happen something really hard rage of the nature. ^^ but for the luck of the russians there were only some injured persons. they had luck that that meteoroit hit into earth in a russian sea ^^

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Re: A mysterious explosion in the Russian city sky. Was it a meteor?

Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 15 Feb 2013, 17:50

I agre with you DomDom Image

But people from Russian "government" are funny ^^
Read this:

Russian MP blames meteor shower on US secret arms test
Russia’s controversial Liberal leader, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, has blamed Americans for today’s meteorite scare, local media report.
“Those were not meteorites, it was Americans testing their new weapons," Mr. Zhirinovsky confessed to journalists. "[US Secretary of State] John Kerry wanted to warn [Russia’s Foreign Minister] Lavrov on Monday, he was looking for Lavrov, and Lavrov was on a trip. He meant to warn Lavrov about a provocation against Russia,” he said.
The US Department of State has recently said that John Kerry has been unable to get in touch with Russia’s Sergei Lavrov, who is away on his Africa tour, for three days to discuss urgent global issues, including the North Korean threat and the escalating Syrian crisis.
Meteorite debris reportedly hit Russia’s Urals region early on Friday, injuring about 1000 people. The Yekaterinburg observatory said bolide-shaped debris came down as a meteor shower.
I heard that ~300 houses has been damaged, and over 1000 people injured!
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