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Meteorite shower blows out windows in Russia

Posted on February 15th, 2013 at 9:25 by Paul Jay in category: News -- Write a comment


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 shaking ground, windows being shattered and car alarms being set off during the shower.

The traces from falling objects could be seen in Yekaterinburg, about 200km (125 miles) south-east of Chelyabinsk, a witness told the Reuters news agency.

  1. And MUCH more here

  2. Just loved the news shows this a.m. before work – Meteor “ATTACK!” – “Could this happen in the U.S.?”. Did not see “Did Global Warming cause the meteor attack?” but hey, it’s still early here…

  3. My favorite comment from the coverage: “People are shocked! This doesn’t happen every day!”

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