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Meteorite Falls in Russia 2/15/13

Galina Zaglumyonova was woken in her flat in central Chelyabinsk by an enormous explosion that blew in the balcony windows and shattered clay pots containing her few houseplants.

When she jumped out of bed on Friday she could see a huge vapour trail hanging in the morning sky and hear the wail of car alarms from the street below.

"I didn't understand what was going on," said Zaglumyonova. "There was a big explosion and then a series of little explosions. My first thought was that it was a plane crash."

What she had actually witnessed were the death throes of a 10-tonne meteorite that plunged to Earth in a series of fireballs just after sunrise.

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Submitted: 02/16/2013
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User avatar #1 - zerositnator (02/16/2013) [-]
"Since people seem to be so misinformed, I'm going to post this on every meteor post today. The meteor did not hit the earth which is good, it weighed around 10 tons and was travelling around 30 km/s when it exploded between 30 and 50 km over the Ural mountains. The shockwave broke windows and sent debris and fragments which were responsible for the widespread injuries and damage, including the hole in the ice of a lake which is being posted and that people think was the only result of the meteor."
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