What happened over the Urals region was not a meteor shower, it was a meteorite – spokesperson (VIDEO)
Some people inside the High School No. 130 building in the Chelyabinsk region reportedly sustained minor injuries as several windows were smashed as a result of Friday’s meteorite fall, an Interior Ministry spokesman told Interfax.
The meteorite fell in the Chelyabinsk region’s Satka district, in an area located around 80 kilometers from the district’s administrative center, the spokesman said.
In Chelyabinsk, witnesses said the explosion was so loud that it resembled an earthquake and thunder at the same time, and that there were huge trails of smoke across the sky. Others reported seeing burning objects fall to earth.
Office buildings in downtown Chelyabinsk are being evacuated.
Sonic HOLY CRAP Boom at about 27 seconds:
In the “yeah, sure” department:
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.
Photos apparently showing actual physical damage from impactors: