Meteorite hits Moscow, Russia; blasts injured 500 people (VIDEOS included)

By:DiversityHuman

500 injured by blasts as meteorite hits Moscow, Russia

A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons (11 tons) streaked at supersonic speed over Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more.

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The Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement that the meteor over the Chelyabinsk region entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above ground.

The video footage below shows a big burst of light. Witnesses said that they heard a really loud thundering sound when the meteorite hits the city.

Source: Guardian.co.uk , PDI news

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