(Updated 2/15/13 11:40am)
A meteorite, which was fired upon by Russian missiles, impacted several areas in Russia.
The missiles reportedly struck the meteorite at an altitude of about 20 kilometers and broke it up into several pieces that left debris in two towns. At least one piece was known to have struck a building. Windows were blown out as piece of the meteorite, and many buildings were evacuate or closed due to broken glass. Schools in the affected areas will resume classes on Monday. The impact was described as if an earthquake and thunder occurred at the same time.
More than 1000 people sought medical attention, over 100 were hospitalized.
(Below) A zinc factory sustained massive dammage as 6,000 square feet of roof collapsed.
According to the European Space Agency, there is not a connection between this meteorite and “DA14″, the meteorite that is to pass near Earth today, closer than some orbiting satellites.
(Below) This round hole is in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor struck near Chelyabinsk, approximately 930 miles east of Moscow.
This round hole is in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor struck near Chelyabinsk, approximately 930 miles east of Moscow.
A bright flash was seen in the sky as viewed by a dashcam below.
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