A 50-Foot Wide 10-Ton Meteorite Explodes Over Russia

February 15, 2013

Videos and reports from Russia are surfacing all over the net about a fireball that flew over the Ural Mountains of Russia. Reports are stating that as it streaked across the sky, it exploded with the power of an atomic bomb. The sonic blasts shattered windows and injured at least an estimated 1,100 people so far. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working. The meteor itself was estimated to be about 50 feet wide, weighing about 10 tons. This first clip is a composite video from several security-cams and dash-cams of the fireball/meteor when it flew over.

Here's a video montage from several different perspectives starting with footage sent in from someone who was recording the smoke-stream in the sky, not knowing that a sonic blast wave was about to hit.

Here's another video of the sonic blast. Here it can be heard shattering window glass and setting off car alarms.