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    Default The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-u...elyabinsk-283/

    Quote A series of explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region, reportedly caused by a meteor shower, has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working.

    Atmospheric phenomena have been registered in the cities of Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg and Tyumen.

    In Chelyabinsk, witnesses said the explosion was so loud that it resembled an earthquake and thunder at the same time, and that there were huge trails of smoke across the sky. Others reported seeing burning objects fall to earth.
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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013



    Loud explosions heard in this one...

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    Exclamation Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news...ectid=10865697

    6:45 PM Friday Feb 15, 2013

    A meteor shower has caused explosions in the lower atmosphere above central Russia and the Urals region, blowing out windows and causing injuries.

    "There was a meteor shower, without fragments falling to the ground," an emergencies ministry spokesman told the Interfax news agency on Friday (today).

    "A meteorite exploded above the Chelyabinsk region (of the Urals). The shock wave blew out windows in several places."

    The interior ministry said people had been injured by flying glass at a school in Chelyabinsk.

    This comes just 15 hours before Asteroid DA14 is due to make it's closest flypast to Earth (at around 19:30 UT)
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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    Meteor shower reported in eastern Russia
    18:24 UT Reuters – 54 mins ago

    CHELYABINSK, Russia (Reuters) - A powerful blast rocked the Russian region of the Urals early on Friday with bright objects, identified as possible meteorites, falling from the sky, emergency officials said.


    http://news.yahoo.com/possible-meteo...tm_medium=feed

    "It was definitely not a plane," an emergency official told Reuters, without elaborating. "We are gathering the bits of information and have no data on the casualties so far."

    No one was hurt in a meteor shower, an emergency official told RIA-Novosti. Local residents said they witnessed burning objects in the sky of the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions.

    A Reuters witness in Chelyabinsk reported hearing a huge blast early in the morning and feeling a shockwave in a 19-storey building in the town center.

    The sounds of car alarms and breaking windows could be heard in the area, the witness said, and mobile phones were working intermittently.

    "Preliminary indications are that it was a meteorite rain," an emergency official told RIA-Novosti. "We have information about a blast at 10,000-meter (32,800-foot) altitude. It is being verified."

    The trace from a falling object could be seen in Yekaterinburg, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Chelyabinsk, another Reuters witness said.

    (Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin and Natalia Shurmina, Writing by Alexei Anishchuk; Editing by Xavier Briand)

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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    Thanks Amzer - he beat me! Mods please merge

    [mod edit -threads merged]
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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    Quote Posted by watchZEITGEISTnow (here)
    http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-u...elyabinsk-283/

    Quote A series of explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region, reportedly caused by a meteor shower, has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working.

    Atmospheric phenomena have been registered in the cities of Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg and Tyumen.

    In Chelyabinsk, witnesses said the explosion was so loud that it resembled an earthquake and thunder at the same time, and that there were huge trails of smoke across the sky. Others reported seeing burning objects fall to earth.
    heads up!

    It is a fake video, check street lights they are disappearing at the trail like trails front of the pool.
    0:45, 0:52

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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    I don't think so Tangri - considering it just happened a short time ago. That's flare out from the auto lighting on the camera me thinks

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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    Seems strange why there is so much damage to some windows and not others in this vid from RT. I think it was a Zinc factory. Don't know too much about Zinc?

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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    Looks like 5 total Metorites

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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    The thing i don't get is there is some major damage to buildings

    so how come people and other objects were not disrupted?

    other than is being reported from flying glass
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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    That's just the beginning of the "Wave":

    See this collection of archived articles on the subject: Fire in the Sky
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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    Seems like a strange shockwave to me.

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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    IMO Glass was broken by a sonic boom or the concussion of an exploding meteorite. The damage to the Zinc factory most likely hit by one of the pieces of meteorite.
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    Quote 400 injuries reported after meteorite falls in Russia's Ural mountains
    February 15, 2013

    A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of them hurt by broken glass.

    Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Emergency Ministry said in a statement.

    Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said more than 400 people had sought medical treatment after the blasts, and at least three had been hospitalized in serious condition. Many of the injuries were from glass broken by the explosions.

    Kolsenikov also said about 6,000 square feet of a roof at a zinc factory had collapsed.

    Reports conflicted on what exactly happened in the clear skies. A spokeswoman for the Emergency Ministry, Irina Rossius, told The Associated Press that there was a meteor shower, but another ministry spokeswoman, Elena Smirnikh, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying it was a single meteorite.

    Amateur video broadcast on Russian television showed an object speeding across the sky about 9:20 a.m. local time, leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash.
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    Quote Posted by KiwiElf (here)
    This comes just 15 hours before Asteroid DA14 is due to make it's closest flypast to Earth (at around 19:30 UT)
    Strange enough, even if the flypast has been written about a lot the last few days - now it is hardly mentioned! I have found only two about twelve papers who reports the connection.

    - - Edit - -

    What about this :

    According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers, local newspaper Znak reports quoting a source in the military.

    http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-u...elyabinsk-283/
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    Cool Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    Did you guys hear in that news report that region was a top secret NUCLEAR facility?!?!?!

    Some say its The most contaminated spot on the planet...

    http://www.wentz.net/radiate/cheyla/cheldis.html

    Very Interesting!
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    Default Re: The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor of Feb 2013

    The questions are: What actually fell out of the sky? Was it a companion of the DA14? Are there more to come? Was it perhaps a SAT disturbed from its orbit by the approach of DA14? Or was it DA14 that arrived earlier than planned?

    Here is an interesting compilation of webcams that recorded the passage and flash of this "meteorite":

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