Videos: Meteor lights up Russian skies; Update: Injuries now up over 900

posted at 8:01 am on February 15, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Pretty spectacular — and a little frightening, one might imagine, if one of these streaked across your field of vision.  Russia Today’s English-language service reports on the phenomenon observed over the last several hours, which also shattered windows in the Urals region as the meteor exploded in the atmosphere (via The Corner):

The Washington Post reports hundreds of injuries have been sustained from the meteor, 34 of them seriously enough to be hospitalized:

A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons (11 tons) streaked at supersonic speed over Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more.

The Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement that the meteor over the Chelyabinsk region entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above ground.

The fall caused explosions that broke glass over a wide area. The Emergency Ministry says more than 500 people sought treatment after the blasts and that 34 of them were hospitalized.

“There was panic. People had no idea what was happening. Everyone was going around to people’s houses to check if they were OK,” said Sergey Hametov, a resident of Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, the biggest city in the affected region.

No one is quite sure yet whether the light and sound show came from a single meteor or from a series of them, as the Guardian reports.  This video seems to indicate more than one, and gives a good idea what it sounded like to be close to the explosion:

By the way, why do so many Russians appear to have dashboard cameras in their cars?  The Guardian explains that, too, by linking to Animal New York:

In Russia, everyone should have a camera on their dashboard. It’s better than keeping a lead pipe under your seat for protection (but you might still want that lead pipe) …

Psychopaths are abundant on Russian roads. You best not cut anyone off or undertake some other type of maneuver that might inconvenience the 200-pound, six-foot-five brawling children you see on YouTube hopping out of their SUVs with their dukes up … These fights happen all the time and you can’t really press charges. Point to your broken nose or smashed windows all you want. The Russian courts don’t like verbal claims. They do, however, like to send people to jail for battery and property destruction if there’s definite video proof …

Dash-cam footage is the only real way to substantiate your claims in the court of law. Forget witnesses. Hit and runs are very common and insurance companies notoriously specialize in denying claims. Two-way insurance coverage is very expensive and almost completely unavailable for vehicles over ten years old–the drivers can only get basic liability.

Ooooooo-kay. Note to self: scratch “road trip in Urals” from bucket list.

Here are a couple more videos, and I’ll add more if and when we get a clearer view of the meteor:

Update: The injury count is rapidly rising, although it doesn’t appear to be increasing in intensity:

A meteor broke up in the sky Friday morning over the Ural Mountain city of Chelyabinsk, and the shock wave from the explosion smashed windows, collapsed roofs and injured more than 900 people. …

Regional Health Minister Marina Mokvicheva in Chelyabinsk said 985 people sought medical help for injuries and 43 were hospitalized.

The landing site for a portion of the meteor may have been found, too:

Searchers found a circular hole in the ice, several feet across, in a lake west of Chelyabinsk, and roped it off.


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By the way, why do so many Russians appear to have dashboard cameras in their cars?

To capture Communism on film…

Russia’s Funniest Video

Electrongod on February 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM

No; that’s not the Sweet Meteor of Death; it’s the Sweet Meteor of Injury.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Hello

The Mayans were off by a couple of months

cmsinaz on February 15, 2013 at 8:05 AM

The Russian courts don’t like verbal claims. They do, however, like to send people to jail for battery and property destruction if there’s definite video proof …

We surely had surveillance cameras at Benghazi..

But..

At this point.
What difference does it make.

Electrongod on February 15, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Two-way insurance coverage is very expensive and almost completely unavailable for vehicles over ten years old–the drivers can only get basic liability.

Kinda like here..

Electrongod on February 15, 2013 at 8:06 AM

I’m fairly certain this is the result of global warming. We should ask Bill Nye to be sure.

vcferlita on February 15, 2013 at 8:09 AM

End times.

Mr. Arrogant on February 15, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Oh..

Prayers for the injured..

I do feel for our comrades over seas.

Electrongod on February 15, 2013 at 8:10 AM

In Russia, everyone should have a camera on their dashboard. It’s better than keeping a lead pipe under your seat for protection (but you might still want that lead pipe) …

Psychopaths are abundant on Russian roads. You best not cut anyone off or undertake some other type of maneuver that might inconvenience the 200-pound, six-foot-five brawling children you see on YouTube hopping out of their SUVs with their dukes up … These fights happen all the time and you can’t really press charges. Point to your broken nose or smashed windows all you want. The Russian courts don’t like verbal claims. They do, however, like to send people to jail for battery and property destruction if there’s definite video proof …

Dash-cam footage is the only real way to substantiate your claims in the court of law. Forget witnesses. Hit and runs are very common and insurance companies notoriously specialize in denying claims. Two-way insurance coverage is very expensive and almost completely unavailable for vehicles over ten years old–the drivers can only get basic liability.

A peek into America’s future under the steady drumbeat of Progressiveism.

Bitter Clinger on February 15, 2013 at 8:10 AM

We should ask Bill Nye to be sure.

vcferlita on February 15, 2013 at 8:09 AM

You mean Bill Nye the Rich Guy?

Electrongod on February 15, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Send up Bruce Willis. Leave Ben Afflack at home.

Oil Can on February 15, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Shades of Armageddon… (The movie)

Wasn’t there supposed to be a “near miss” asteroid flyby this weekend?

Skywise on February 15, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Send up Bruce Willis. Leave Ben Afflack at home.

Oil Can on February 15, 2013 at 8:11 AM

And that one person that shot at people..

Electrongod on February 15, 2013 at 8:13 AM

maybe it was a drone.

http://www.washingtonguardian.com/drones-

PappyD61 on February 15, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Radiation levels? From the meteor? From zinc? What ignorance!

ParisParamus on February 15, 2013 at 8:14 AM

MeanWhile,Pelosium issues a Statement,

“As Democrats,we believe that any Meteor,that enters the Earth’s atmosphere,which is a cause of Global Warming,can be Taxed,and where working on that”

(snark)

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:15 AM

No one is quite sure yet whether the light and sound show came from a single meteor or from a series of them

Is that why the strange subject/verb non-agreement is in the headline?

notropis on February 15, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Psychopaths are abundant on Russian roads.

Here we elect them to Congress.

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2013 at 8:16 AM

“As Democrats,we believe that any Meteor,that enters the Earth’s atmosphere,which is a cause of Global Warming,can be Taxed,and where working on that”

(snark)

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Don’t forget Feinstein and her meteor violence prevention bill.

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Japan,as well!

Terrific,Japan had a Meteor as well!

dutchsinse ‏@dutchsinse

Huge Fireball Over Japan – 1 Day Before Asteroid 2012 DA14′s Close Appro…: http://youtu.be/31efZQ2DH38 via @youtube
===================================================

Huge Fireball Over Japan – 1 Day Before Asteroid 2012 DA14′s Close Approach – Valentine’s Day 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31efZQ2DH38&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 6:54 AM

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Ban assault meteors for the poor chilrens.

If we can save even one life…

rightside on February 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Psychopaths are abundant on Russian roads.

Here we elect them to Congress.

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2013 at 8:16 AM

And put them up at prominent DC government housing.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Shades of Armageddon… (The movie)

Wasn’t there supposed to be a “near miss” asteroid flyby this weekend?

Skywise on February 15, 2013 at 8:12 AM

In about 10 hours if my memory serves.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:18 AM

That second video is quite impressive. I hope we aren’t in for a shower of the things.

sharrukin on February 15, 2013 at 8:18 AM

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Don’t forget Feinstein and her meteor violence prevention bill.

Happy Nomad on February 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Happy Nomad:

Dang,I missed that,…gawd are they ever resourceful,haha!:)

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Wasn’t there supposed to be a “near miss” asteroid flyby this weekend?

Skywise on February 15, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Skywise:Yes!!
===============

ASTEROID FLYBY:
***************

At 2:25 p.m. EST (19:25 UTC) on Friday, Feb. 15th, asteroid 2012 DA14 will fly past Earth only 17,200 miles above our planet’s surface.

This will put it well inside the orbit of geosynchronous satellites,

closer than any asteroid of the same size has come since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s. Researchers speculate that Earth’s gravity might even cause seismic activity on the 50m-wide space rock. Click to view a computer simulation of the flyby, courtesy of NASA:

During the hours around closest approach, the asteroid will brighten until it resembles a star of 8th magnitude. Theoretically, that’s an easy target for backyard telescopes. The problem is speed. The asteroid will be racing across the sky, moving almost a full degree (or twice the width of a full Moon) every minute. That’s going to be hard to track. Only the most experienced amateur astronomers are likely to succeed. For the rest of us, NASA will broadcast the asteroid’s flyby on NASA TV.

Asteroid 2012 DA14 is about the same size as previous asteroids responsible for the Meteor Crater in Arizona and the Tunguska Event in Siberia. Unlike those objects, however, 2012 DA14 will not hit Earth. Even if seismic activity breaks the asteroid apart, there is no danger; the fragments would continue along the same non-intersecting path as the original asteroid.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 6:10 AM

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:21 AM

maybe it was a drone.

http://www.washingtonguardian.com/drones-

PappyD61 on February 15, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Maybe Barry is having second thoughts about his flexibility with ol’ Putin?

Bitter Clinger on February 15, 2013 at 8:21 AM

That second video is quite impressive. I hope we aren’t in for a shower of the things.

sharrukin on February 15, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Japan,as well!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31efZQ2DH38&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

It’s a shootin’ gallery!

sharrukin on February 15, 2013 at 8:23 AM

So here’s my slightly off-topic question: Is the reporter Lucy an American who is working in Russia? The anchorwoman has a distinct accent although her English is excellent, but Lucy sounds like she could live right around the corner from me.

SagebrushPuppet on February 15, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Ooooooo-kay. Note to self: scratch “road trip in Urals” from bucket list.
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Thanks for the tip,me thinks,its deep bunker time!
(sarc)

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:24 AM

*smiles*

No; that’s not the Sweet Meteor of Death; it’s the Sweet Meteor of Injury.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:05 AM

*smile fades*

BigGator5 on February 15, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Jim Geraghty, as usual, has “sources”:

Meteor’s final words: “Yippie Ki-yay, Mother Russia.”

But seriously, both Jim and I are glad this didn’t happen, say, 25 years ago, when it probably would have been mistaken for an incoming ICBM. Then it would truly have been the Sweet Meteor of Death.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Meteorite explodes over Russian Urals – live updates

LiveReports conflict over whether it was a single meteor or a meteor shower that struck over Chelyabinsk region

less than 1m ago

According to Sky News, the number of people injured has been drastically revised upwards:
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Sky News Newsdesk ✔ @SkyNewsBreak

AFP: Regional governor says around 950 people injured in Russia meteor strike
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/15/meteorite-explodes-over-russian-urals-live-updates?intcmp=122#block-511e0ef795cb419168cb3fbe

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:26 AM

That would scare the ever living crap out of me.

Kind of digging the music in the cars in the last video.

gophergirl on February 15, 2013 at 8:27 AM

They are saying the number of injured is 500 and hospitalized 112.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/meteor-shower-causes-panic-in-central-russia

The emergencies ministry said more than 500 people were injured, 112 of whom have been hospitalised. Windows were blown out by the shockwave across the city’s region with the ministry saying almost 300 buildings were damaged including, schools, hospitals, a zinc factory and even an ice hockey stadium.

sharrukin on February 15, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Crazy.

Probably a good thing this didn’t happen in the 60′s or 70′s.

BallisticBob on February 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Very impressive.

A tiny reminder of the Tunguska event.

cozmo on February 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

It’s a shootin’ gallery!

sharrukin on February 15, 2013 at 8:23 AM

sharrukin:Cripes,if we hear another one in the next 8 hours,
then yuppers!:)

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Crazy.

Probably a good thing this didn’t happen in the 60′s or 70′s.

BallisticBob on February 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Was just thinking the same thing. Khrushchev probably would have ordered a retaliatory strike on New York or San Francisco.

Oh well, wishful thinking.

BigAlSouth on February 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Crazy.

Probably a good thing this didn’t happen in the 60′s or 70′s.

BallisticBob on February 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM

If it happened here…today..
We can be assured that our President will be no where near the launch button..
He will, of course, be on the campaign trail..

Electrongod on February 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

But seriously, both Jim and I are glad this didn’t happen, say, 25 years ago, when it probably would have been mistaken for an incoming ICBM. Then it would truly have been the Sweet Meteor of Death.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Over in the QOTD thread, RWM had some info that said the Russian’s HAD engaged it and DID shoot it down.

Jabberwock on February 15, 2013 at 8:31 AM

if we hear another one in the next 8 hours,
then yuppers!:)

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM

There are hundreds every day. Mostly gravel sized though.

It is only a matter of time until another large one.

cozmo on February 15, 2013 at 8:31 AM

That was definitely an impressive set of videos. Those had to be some big rocks!

TerryW on February 15, 2013 at 8:31 AM

sharrukin:Cripes,if we hear another one in the next 8 hours,
then yuppers!:)

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Given the speed they came in at (54km per second) I don’t think they are related to the 2012 DA14 meteor which is moving at 8km per second.

sharrukin on February 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Over in the QOTD thread, RWM had some info that said the Russian’s HAD engaged it and DID shoot it down.

Jabberwock on February 15, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Impressive if true..

Of course..
In due time..
Will will have to rely on the Russians to protect us from such an event..

Kinda like our space program..

Electrongod on February 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Over in the QOTD thread, RWM had some info that said the Russian’s HAD engaged it and DID shoot it down.

Jabberwock on February 15, 2013 at 8:31 AM

I’ll have to check that. I’ll probably doubt her sources though.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Very cool videos. Glad no one was killed. But how rare are these? I suspect they happen more often than we think.

Blake on February 15, 2013 at 8:36 AM

By the way, why do so many Russians appear to have dashboard cameras in their cars?
===============

Just go to LiveLeaks,to see the Russian carnage on the roads!!!

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Meteor damaged some 3,000 buildings in Chelyabinsk, including 34 medical facilities and 361 schools, city administration says – @RT_com

1 min ago by editor

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:37 AM

I don’t know how large the one was that flattened Siberia about a hundred years ago, but the Yucatan one was the size of Mt. Everest.

Blake on February 15, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Shades of Armageddon… (The movie)

Wasn’t there supposed to be a “near miss” asteroid flyby this weekend?

Skywise on February 15, 2013 at 8:12 AM

In about 10 hours if my memory serves.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:18 AM

At 1:38pm est. 2012 DA14 will come within 17,200 miles (6.0E-04 AU) hitting the earth.

jjnco73 on February 15, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Just go to LiveLeaks,to see the Russian carnage on the roads!!!

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:37 AM

And the wolf packs!

Blake on February 15, 2013 at 8:39 AM

We should ask Bill Nye to be sure.

vcferlita on February 15, 2013 at 8:09 AM

You mean Bill Nye the Rich Guy?

Electrongod on February 15, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Someone already did.

Of course it was on CNN, so few would have known.

Myron Falwell on February 15, 2013 at 8:40 AM

The city is known as Tankograd because its the main place the Russians moved tank production when the Germans invaded. It’s a fascinating place to look at on the aerials. Large tracts look like the abandoned neighborhoods in Detroit – maybe worse. And you can see the pollution from orbit – and the centrally planned commie block in the downtown area. Looks like a realy, really depressing place. Gotta love that central planning.

forest on February 15, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Very curious that this should happen just before a much larger body is supposed to pass by. Is it possible we are coming in contact with a cloud of small space rocks all floating together?

dogsoldier on February 15, 2013 at 8:41 AM

And I doubt the source. The first video up above does not show any evidence of an intercept attempt – no missile trails going up, no explosion cloud before the meteor explodes.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM

And I doubt the source.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Yep, but it sounds good to the newsies and low information people (but I repeat myself).

cozmo on February 15, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Over in the QOTD thread, RWM had some info that said the Russian’s HAD engaged it and DID shoot it down.

Jabberwock on February 15, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Jabberwock:

Now they say,nope we didn’t shoot at it!:)

Russian Emergency Ministry denies reports military shot down meteor over Urals; saying ‘took no action connected to the incident’ – @RT_com

Feb. 15, 2013, 12:32 p.m. GMT by editor

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Holy sh!tsky!

Jeffster on February 15, 2013 at 8:44 AM

dogsoldier on February 15, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Speed and course. Should be known before long.

cozmo on February 15, 2013 at 8:44 AM

+1 EG @8:30

cmsinaz on February 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Yeah, it just blew up from the heat I’ll bet.

Since we’re naming every natural phenomenon now, I’m going to propose we call this meteorite “Commie Block” in honor of Tankograd.

forest on February 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM

According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers.”

They SHOT it down!?!?!

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Resist We Much:So there claiming:)
===================================

Urals meteorite allegedly intercepted by Russia’s air defense
Feb 15, 2013 11:23 Moscow Time
******************************

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_15/Urals-meteorite-allegedly-intercepted-by-Russia-s-air-defense/

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 5:29 AM

I find it hard to believe as well.
Video gives no indication of any missiles going up.

Jabberwock on February 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM

I wonder how many pants needed cleaning? It was awesome but meteor would not have been my first thought. Especially with the way it ended with such a bright flash. A little off topic but, when I was first married we lived in an apartment form which on a really clear day we could just see the Boston skyline. On one clear spring night we heard a loud booming and went out to see what was going on. The stars were out but Boston was ablaze with what looked like explosions happening quite quickly in secession. The blasts from them could be heard and even felt where I was about 25 miles away. My first thought was that we had just got involved in a nuke war. Listening to the radio I wasn’t the only one that thought that but, it turned out to be just a localized very violent thunderstorm.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Very cool videos. Glad no one was killed. But how rare are these? I suspect they happen more often than we think.

Blake on February 15, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Check out the Tunguska event and http://www.meteorcrater.com/

Arizona Meteor crater. We get hit all the time, ususally with no damage.

dogsoldier on February 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM

The city is known as Tankograd because its the main place the Russians moved tank production when the Germans invaded. It’s a fascinating place to look at on the aerials. Large tracts look like the abandoned neighborhoods in Detroit – maybe worse. And you can see the pollution from orbit – and the centrally planned commie block in the downtown area. Looks like a realy, really depressing place. Gotta love that central planning.

forest on February 15, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Compared to the utter disaster that is Gary, Indiana, Detroit is a walk in the park.

Myron Falwell on February 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM

I don’t know how large the one was that flattened Siberia about a hundred years ago, but the Yucatan one was the size of Mt. Everest.

Blake on February 15, 2013 at 8:38 AM

How many Big Macs is that?

TexasDan on February 15, 2013 at 8:47 AM

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Thanks !

Just for fun though, if they COULD shoot something like that down, do you think they’d admit it.
Nice thingy to have in your back pocket.

Jabberwock on February 15, 2013 at 8:48 AM

I don’t know how large the one was that flattened Siberia about a hundred years ago, but the Yucatan one was the size of Mt. Everest.

Blake on February 15, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I believe the best guess is on the order of 100-300 feet.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 8:48 AM

dogsoldier on February 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Thanks! I’m thinking more during our lifetime. A few years ago there was a video of a fireball in Canada floating around.

Blake on February 15, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Satellite Images:

ONE Meteorite Found!
(in lake; at least the hole in the ice):
http://lenta.ru/news/2013/02/15/found/

CAPTURED BY SATELLITE!
https://twitter.com/sgtgary/status/302333403301285888/photo/1

http://www.flickr.com/photos/simon_rp/8474794165/
============================================

http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.ca/

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM

I don’t know how large the one was that flattened Siberia about a hundred years ago, but the Yucatan one was the size of Mt. Everest.

Blake on February 15, 2013 at 8:38 AM

The Yukatan one was an ELE. The Siberian one is actually called Tunguska and happened in 1918.

dogsoldier on February 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I was lucky enough to see this meteorite fly across the sky as I was driving to Pittsburgh on night. It doesn’t show up in any of the videos, but the fire was actually green. I think it ended up crushing some lady’s Cutlass Supreme in NY state.

forest on February 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Thanks !

Just for fun though, if they COULD shoot something like that down, do you think they’d admit it.
Nice thingy to have in your back pocket.

Jabberwock on February 15, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Jabberwock:Anytime,and that would be some weapon system:)

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM

In Soviet Russia, ground hit meteor.

Dongemaharu on February 15, 2013 at 8:54 AM

…Nancy Pelosi will claim that it was global warming caught on camera!

KOOLAID2 on February 15, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Well my comment got eaten by the word filter. I’m getting pretty sick of having to carefully word stuff just to avoid HA weirdo paranoia over comments. I consider this my last comment and maybe my last visit. It’s just not worth my effort anymore.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

I’ve heard Obama is already doing an outstanding job on the emergency response to this didsaster.

forest on February 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Zombies?

Wyznowski on February 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Looks like the content guardians did approve it after seeing that I said nothing even remotely, must watch language, “bad” for their sensitive sensibilities. I’ll have to think about my position but, I’m not sure I will change it as commenting here is just to much work.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 15, 2013 at 9:01 AM

dogsoldier on February 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Thought it was 1908.

Steve Eggleston on February 15, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 15, 2013 at 9:01 AM

You misspelled succession, and wrote a naughty word.

OldEnglish on February 15, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Meteorite blast wave blows out doors, windows in Russia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

BallisticBob on February 15, 2013 at 9:07 AM

That was not a small blast. I wonder how wide an area the blast effected?

sharrukin on February 15, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Climate Change?

Bmore on February 15, 2013 at 9:12 AM

The Associated Press ‏@AP

Injury reports top 750 after meteor explodes over Russia’s Ural Mountains with force of an atomic bomb: http://apne.ws/YjGYBZ -BW

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/meteorite-falls-russian-urals

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM

I’ve seen worse

Shy Guy on February 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Those damn kids.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on February 15, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Hole in Chebarkul Lake made by #RussianMeteor debris (PHOTO) #meteorite http://t.co/OlI9DoG4

Feb. 15, 2013, 2:24 p.m. GMT from twitter.com by editor
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https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/302416736660123648/photo/1

canopfor on February 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM

I hope a bigger one hits Washington, DC.

TX-eye on February 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Why do these things happen in Russia?

GWB on February 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Think on this. the astriod coming “close to earth” in 5 hours. would the government tell the people if it was going to hit? I doubt it. It would cause mass panic. So is this metor the first to come today? or is the government tell the truth about the astriod coming at 2:24pm today?

unseen on February 15, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Why do these things happen in Russia?

GWB on February 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

not sure but I would imagine the size and location of the landmass plays a role.

unseen on February 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

I hope a bigger one hits Washington, DC.

TX-eye on February 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Well since is nickname is Boomtown that would fit.

unseen on February 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

SMOD?

crrr6 on February 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Why do these things happen in Russia?

[GWB on February 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM]

Things that fall from space hit the top of the world, not the bottom. Duh!

Dusty on February 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM

When will we hear from the media that this was due to global warming?

Charm on February 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Meteor schmeteor…

This was merely a North Korean missile test gone terribly awry.

Hasn’t been any good “guidance” in North Korea since Kim Il-song died.

coldwarrior on February 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Why do these things happen in Russia?

Tunguska’s little brother come looking for him?

coldwarrior on February 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

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