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February 15, 2013 in Science

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Meteorite explodes over Russian Urals – live updates

conflict over whether it was a single meteor or a meteor shower that struck over Chelyabinsk region

Meteor  ‘injures hundreds’ in central Russia

A roof at a zinc factory in Chelyabinsk also collapsed; however, it appears nobody was hurt in that incident.

In Yekaterinburg, 36-year-old resident Viktor Prokofiev was driving to work when he witnessed the event.

“It was quite dark, but it suddenly became as bright as if it was day,” he was quoted by Reuters as saying.

Governor Yurevich reported that the meteor had landed in a lake 1km outside Chebarkul, which has a population of 46,000.

A Russian army spokesman said a crater 6m (20ft) wide had been found on the shore of the lake.

 

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Meteor  ‘injures hundreds’ in central Russia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVTVMsJZFO0

 

meteor crashing in the Urals of central Russia has reportedly injured at least 950 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings.

Most of those hurt suffered minor cuts and bruises but some received head injuries, Russian media report.

A fireball was seen streaking through the sky above the city of Yekaterinburg, followed by loud bangs.

The meteor is believed to have landed in a lake near Chebarkul, a town in the neighbouring Chelyabinsk region.

Much of the impact was felt in the city of Chelyabinsk, some 200km (125 miles) south of Yekaterinburg.

“ Quote  It suddenly became as bright as if it was day” Viktor Prokofiev Yekaterinburg resident

“We saw a big burst of light, then went outside to see what it was and we heard a really loud thundering sound,” Chelyabinsk resident Sergey Hametov told AP news agency by phone.

Officials say a large meteor partially burned up in the lower atmosphere, resulting in fragments falling earthwards.

Thousands of rescue workers have been dispatched to the area to provide help to the injured, the emergencies ministry said.

The Chelyabinsk region, about 1,500km (930 miles) east of Moscow, is home to many factories, a nuclear power plant and the Mayak atomic waste storage and treatment centre.

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Ice breaker: An official standing near an eight-meter hole left by the meteorite in the surface of a frozen lake near the town of Chebarkul
An official standing near an eight-meter hole left by the meteorite in the surface of a frozen lake near the town of Chebarkul

 

Debris: Chunks of black matter, ranging between 5mm and 10mm in diameter, were found scattered around the ice hole caused by the meteorite
Chunks of black matter, ranging between 5mm and 10mm in diameter, were found scattered around the ice hole caused by the meteorite

 

Investigation: Officials stand around the hole caused by the meteorite strike, which also set off a dangerous sonic boom
Boom: Tim O'Brien, associate director of the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory, said the injuries were caused when the meteor created a sonic boom
A terrifying meteorite shower left a thousand people injured, buildings devastated and the mobile network wiped out when it hit Russia this morning
Terrifying: A meteorite shower hit Russia early this morning injuring at least 100 people, including school children
Brightly burning rocks could be seen for hundreds of kilometres as they crashed at around 9.20am local time and one bystander described it ‘like a scene from the Armageddon movie’

 

Spectacular sky: The Urals region was struck by falling meteorite fragments which fell in the city of Chelyabinsk
The Urals region was struck by falling meteorite fragments which fell in the city of Chelyabinsk, 900 miles east of Moscow and close to the Kazakhstan border

 

Before and after: A video showed a street scene in Russia before the meteorite shower struck. Seconds later the street was lit up in a haze of bright white as the large fireball exploded
A video showed a street scene in Russia before the meteorite shower struck. Seconds later the street was lit up in a haze of bright white as the large fireball exploded

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According to an unconfirmed report in Russia Today, the meteorite was intercepted by Russian air defense.

Interception: According to an unconfirmed report in Russia Today, the meteor was intercepted by Russian air defense
Shockwave: People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave
People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a Shockwave

 

 

Smoking: Pictures show a streak of smoke followed by several bright blasts of flames
Pictures show a streak of smoke followed by several bright blasts of flames
Sight: Brightly burning rocks could be seen for hundreds of kilometres as they crashed at around 9.20am local time and one bystander described it 'like a scene from the Armageddon movie'
Early indications are that the shower is unrelated to Asteroid 2012 DA14, which is due to skim the orbit of the Earth later today

 

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Injured: A man identifying himself as Viktor poses for a photograph after receiving treatment for injuries after the meteorite shower hit the Russian region

A man identifying himself as Viktor poses for a photograph after receiving treatment for injuries after the meteorite shower hit the Russian region

Broken glass is removed from this injured girl's hand
Broken glass is removed from this injured girl’s hand

 

Wounded: This woman suffered cuts across her face when the sonic boom of the meteor sent broken glass flying
 This woman suffered cuts across her face when the sonic boom of the meteor sent broken glass flying

 

edical treatment: Many injured had bloodied faces from being hit by shards of glass broken in the explosions
Many injured had bloodied faces from being hit by shards of glass broken in the explosions

 

e have been no reports of fatalities
Hundreds of people were injured, but there have been no reports of fatalities

Fear: First reports suggested that there had been a plane crash but officials confirmed it was one or more meteorites falling to Earth

First reports suggested that there had been a plane crash but officials confirmed it was one or more meteorites falling to Earth

Sonic boom: Tim O'Brien, associate director of the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory, said the injuries were caused when the meteor created a sonic boom
Explosion: Eyewitnesses spoke of several devastating explosions rocking buildings and shattering glass
Eyewitnesses spoke of several devastating explosions rocking buildings and shattering glass

 

Damaged: A zinc factory in Chelyabinsk was seen with a partially collapsed roof and walls in the morning after meteor pieces rained on the town

A zinc factory in Chelyabinsk was seen with a partially collapsed roof and walls in the morning after meteor pieces rained on the town

Moment of impact: A pair, seen on CCTV, cower from the impact as the window near them explodes
Moment of impact: A pair, seen on CCTV, cower from the impact as the window near them explodes

Injured: Four schoolchildren were known to have been injured from broken glass

Four schoolchildren were known to have been injured from broken glass

Unexpected: Eyewitnesses spoke of several devastating explosions rocking buildings and shattering glass
several devastating explosions rocking buildings and shattering glass

 

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  1. In this video I tried to disclose what really hapenned in Chelyabinsk suburb Cherbarkul. Why this area is so speacial? And what preceded this prophetic event! You will see now a 20 years old prophecy unveiled. Actually in The Chebarkul lived exactly 20 years ago a Big Prophet and an Angel Lad Vyacheslav, all his short LIfe he was prophetising about this comet and Apokalyptic events that will shake our Earth in nearest Future! Nobody belived him until 911 hapenned exactly as he prophesysed still during Soviet era! But then people forgot that althought Bible clearly warns “Despise not prophesyings.” So its apparent that ALmighty Creator just had to remind to bogged in Sins Home Sapiens that if they don’t Repent, the Meteor will seem as visit to planetarium, comparing to what we shall expect. THis video is shot as special tribute to Alex Jones and to all folks who fight the NWO!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bBoCrdHV4LE

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