HD Meteorite Crash in Russia

Great footage of a descending meteor, outshines the one in Saskatchewan from five years ago. Caused a lot more damage too; 1,200 reported injured:

Army units found three meteorite debris impact sites, two of which are in an area near Chebarkul Lake, west of Chelyabinsk. The third site was found some 80 kilometers further to the northwest, near the town of Zlatoust. One of the fragments that struck near Chebarkul left a crater six meters in diameter.

Servicemembers from the tank brigade that found the crater have confirmed that background radiation levels at the site are normal.

A hole in Chebarkul Lake made by meteorite debris. Photo by Chebarkul town head Andrey Orlov.

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~ by Fionnlagh on February 15, 2013.

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