Skip to comments.Russian meteor blast injures at least 1,000 people (3000 damaged buildings)-VIDEO-
Posted on 02/15/2013 11:00:09 AM PST by dragnet2
Moscow (CNN) -- A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia's Urals region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left about 1,000 people hurt
The number of injured has continued to rise through the day as new reports come in from across a swath of central Russia.
Most of those hurt are in the Chelyabinsk region, the news agency said. The vast majority of injuries are not thought to be serious.
About 3,000 buildings have sustained damage -- mostly broken glass -- as a result of the shock waves caused by the blast
About 20,000 emergency response workers have been mobilized
Amateur video footage showed a bright white streak moving rapidly across the sky, before exploding with an even brighter flash and a deafening bang.
The explosion occurred about 9:20 a.m. local time, as many people were out and about.
One large chunk was discovered in a lake in the Chelyabinsk region, RIA Novosti cited the Chelyabinsk governor as saying.
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I can’t say I blame them. Like she said, she never wants to experience anything like that ever again. Her ears were ringing after the blast for about 5 minutes or so, according to her. It was loud, by her account.
I notice that they instinctively went to duck and cover, it seems that the majority of injuries were the type that would have been avoided, by D&C.
People need to be trained to not go look through the windows at whatever explosive noise, or bright flash, just occured.
Russians can be a pretty tough lot....If this happened over here, people would freak
Wait till one about the size of an aircraft carrier moving at 20k mph impacts near a population center....Not if, it’s when will happen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq9ZeBn5qA8 This is an awesome vid.
This one’s wild, at Red Rocks, you’ll have to ignore some annoying left coast yuppies for a few minutes to get to it:
Experience shows that astronomers try to be honest about any 'hazard'.
It is the media and the government who control what is revealed to the public.
Of note is that governments have built NEAR (telescopes that watch for Near Earth Asteroids, comets, etc) Stations all over the world.
The problem is that fast rocks with no headlights are hard to see, and there are an almost limitless amount of 'tracks' they can take.
Besides, most of the NEAR meteor info is available to the public rite-cheer.
It seems to have brought itself down just fine.
The Day of the Triffids!
Ya they're all Republican...In fact, Astronomers are "Saint like"...They don't go to bars, get drunk, punch each other out, vote Democrat, buy their kids Red Rider's or vomit on the in-laws porch. etc., etc.
They plant bushes and massage sod.
I’m starting a green energy company around large meteorite strikes. It involves carbon fiber and titanium trampolines and lasers and stuff, perhaps even Blu-Ray with WiFi built-in and cross-controlled from a single iPad all on a carbon footprint the size of a postage stamp. The carbon credits alone should pay for the project.
Are you interested in funding me?
It was a city of Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) 200 miles north of Chelybinsk.
Chelyabinsk is a home for a lot of defense research and manufacturing too.
Not so much bio-weapons, but Chelyabinsk Oblast (the equivalent of a state or province) had several top-secret nuclear facilities in it.
The city itself was more famous in Russia for becoming the center of T-34 tank production during WW II. The T-34 factories were disassembled, moved from the west of the country a thousand miles east to and beyond the Urals, and reassembled. Chelyabinsk became known as “Tankograd” as a result.
Turns out this wasn’t a lone object. They think this was part of a meteor shower. Some showers can last for up to 10 days. I hope there aren’t more of these coming at us.
About 10 of these enter our atmosphere per year but for the most part they land in the ocean.
A FReeper’s beeber was stuned!
Night of the Comet!
Fireball Streaks Across Bay Area Sky (San Fran)
“What if that had happened during the Cold War and the Soviets believed that was one of our nukes?
Be thankful that the Cold War is over for we have a president who just might do what the Hollywood-commie-loving pukes did in the movie “Fail Safe”.
To placate their commie heroes the Hollywood crowd had the President of the United States order an immediate nuclear strike on New York City. (At the time I think NYC had a Republican mayor and Obama probably would pick a Republican state to nuke.)”
So you would rather ALL of russia and america die rather than one city in each country? Thank God children like you will never be in positions of power
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