Meteor strike in Russia hurts almost 1000
This amateur footage shows the meteor entering earth’s atmosphere…

Meteor strike in Russia hurts almost 1000

AEST 08:19, Sat Feb 16 2013
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A plunging meteor exploded with a blinding flash above central Russia yesterday.

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The blast set off a shockwave that shattered windows and hurt almost 1000 people in an event unprecedented in modern times.

The extraordinary event brought morning traffic to a sudden halt in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk as shocked drivers stopped to watch the falling meteor partially burning up in the lower atmosphere and light up the sky.
This amateur footage shows the meteor entering earth’s atmosphere…
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