RUSSIAN METEORITE CRASH: The most powerful meteorite explosion in history occurred in Chelyabinsk, far greater than the century-old Tunguska event, RT News reports. The latest incident was caused by a fragment of a comet or meteor. “It looks like it was something like Tunguska – a 60-meter diameter cosmic body, which fell into the Tunguska taiga in 1908,” said Professor Oleg Malkov, Russian Science Academy Institute of Astronomy, according to RT News.
Between Tunguska and Chelyabinsk, Russia has witnessed at least three such events. In 1922, a meteor shower rained down on the village of Tsaryov near Volgograd in Southern Russia. Some 1.6 tons of meteor fragments were found there, with the biggest weighing almost 300 kilograms.
This was quite scary and about 1,000 people were injured. I am sure that will increase.
The BBC’s Daniel Sandford says people described a ball of fire in the sky — A meteor crashing in central Russia’s Ural mountains has injured at least 500 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings. Source
The Russian meteor blast was more powerful that the North Korea nuclear test and was the largest rock to hit the Earth since 1908. - @NatureNews
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