***UPDATE: INJURED 500 PEOPLE*** Spectacular footage of meteorite falling over Russian Urals region


The details on the video translated say this: Sverdlovsk region February 15, 2013, 9-25 min.

RT is saying that Russia shot down the meteorite which might explain why it got really bright in midair. You can read more about it at the link.


UPDATE: Here’s a second video (via Buzzfeed):

UPDATE: CBN News is reporting this morning that the meteorite injured at least 500 people when it struck:

A meteorite burst through the atmosphere over Russia, injuring about 500 people. It happened in Siberia and was actually captured on video.

Car dashboard cameras and phones captured video of the meteorite — a blinding flash of light, streaking across the sky.

Chaos followed as fragments slammed into the ground. Witnesses say they thought a war had broken out.

The meteorite shattered windows and damaged buildings; it knocked down a wall at a zinc factory.

The Russian government has confirmed more than 400 people were injured, mostly from broken glass.

The Russian Academy of Sciences estimates the meteorite weighed about 10 tons and entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of at least 33,000 mph.

This is still an open thread. I had to delete it out of the title to make room for the update.

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