Friday, February 15, 2013

Meteorite Story


Meteorite hits central Russia, more than 500 people hurt

[excerpted] A local ministry official said such incidents were extremely rare and Friday's events might have been linked to an asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool due to pass Earth at a distance of 17,100 miles but this was not confirmed.
Russia's space agency Roscosmos said the meteorite was travelling at a speed of 19 miles per second and that such events were hard to predict. The Interior Ministry said the meteorite explosion had caused a sonic boom.

Majia here: Now the link to the asteroid expected to come close to earth has been discounted. 
Some videos of the event

hat tip Jebus

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