Thousands of people in Russia were injured as the shock wave of a meteorite explosion shook the region of Chelyabinsk in Central Russia, Friday morning, February 15, 2013.
According to Russian authorities, a meteorite exploded as it passed by the lower layer of the earth’s atmosphere over the Russia’s Ural mountain. The explosion happened 80 km from the town of Satki in Chelyabinsk and the meteor’s fragment were thrown down to the towns of Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, Sverdlovsk, Samara and Saratov.
The meteorite has 10 feet in diameter and 10 tons according to the local experts’ estimate.
Most of the injured are hit by the shattered windows’ glasses as the shock wave of the explosion blew up glass windows and walls, and rocked buildings in the area.
The incident actually happened on the same day as the people in other region of the earth watched the passing of Asteroid 2012 DA14 at about 27,700 km from Earth at 1925 GMT. And a day before it, Thursday, February 14, 2013, a meteor fell burning in the sky over Cuba before it exploded.
Meteorite Explosion Photo
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The entrance of the meteorite into the earth atmosphere was not broadcasted by the NASA or other similar agency There some people speculated that what exploded was not a meteorite but a bomb created by USA.
To clear doubts, NASA released this video as shown below which explains everything about the incident:
- youtube broadcast com