Russian Meteor – Video Of Landing!

From The Age - Meteor shower over Russia (which features the above video):

Moscow: 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.

Reuters reported that a powerful blast had rocked the Urals region with bright objects falling from the sky.

UPDATE: 10:33 GMT: The number of those hospitalized has risen to 112, with nearly 550 people seeking treatment for minor injuries.

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  • Ragutis

    Of all the crazy things caught on tape by Russian dashcams, that has got to be the coolest. And that BOOM!

  • Ragutis

    There are more vids at HuffPo, Holy crap, that boom is amazing. Unfortunately, it’s looking like several hundred people have been injured in one way or another as a result. Broken glass, a collapsed wall, etc.

  • Shanna Carson

    There is always the possibility that larger meteorites hit the Earth. Are the governments doing everything they could to develop the technology to detect and destroy these meteorites before they hit the ground?

  • Lofty

    I liked the comment on the ABC article that joked that the meteorite was actually the December 21 Mayan end-of-the-world one, delivered late by the notoriously slow Russian postal service.

    • Kylie Sturgess

      “Santa! Santa?… NOOOO SANTA, PULL UP, PULL UP, NOOOO!!!!”