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Russia’s Urals region has been rocked by a meteorite explosion in the stratosphere. The impact wave damaged several buildings, and blew out thousands of windows amid frigid winter weather. Hundreds are seeking medical attention for minor injuries.
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Eyewitness accounts of the meteorite phenomenon, handpicked by RT.
Army units found three meteorite debris impact sites, two of which are in an area near Chebarkul Lake, west of Chelyabinsk. The third site was found some 80 kilometers further to the northwest, near the town of Zlatoust. One of the fragments that struck near Chebarkul left a crater six meters in diameter.
Servicemembers from the tank brigade that found the crater have confirmed that background radiation levels at the site are normal.
Experts working at the site of the impact told Lifenews tabloid that the fragment is most likely solid, and consists of rock and iron.
A local fisherman told police he found a large hole in the lake’s ice, which could be a result of a meteorite impact. The site was immediately sealed off by police, a search team is now waiting for divers to arrive and explore the bottom of the lake.
Samples of water taken from the lake have not revealed any excessive radioactivity or foreign material.
Russian space agency Roskosmos has confirmed the object that crashed in the Chelyabinsk region is a meteorite:
“According to preliminary estimates, this space object is of non-technogenic origin and qualifies as a meteorite. It was moving at a low trajectory with a speed of about 30 km/s.”
According to estimates by the Russian Academy of Sciences, the space object weighed about 10 tons before entering Earth’s atmosphere.
As of 15:00 Moscow time, 725 people have sought medical attention in Chelyabinsk alone because of the disaster, 112 of whom have been hospitalized, of them two in heavy condition. Among the injured there are 159 children, Emergency ministry reported. http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/
Now the government can save us from this new terrist threat. Make meteorites illegal, and send all the TSA agents into orbit and defend us all. All they have to do is stand in the way of the meteorite and take it into custody. That will stop all their child molestation and adult molestation the agents do in the airport, and give them a useful new job - protecting us from meteorites.
Don't you feel safer already
I also know today there is that Asteroid which will come today but will be a near miss oh I really hope it misses us!
don't believe the pricks...fuchs didn't see the russian one coming, so ya gonna believe 'em when they say, this one is going to miss earth???......duhhhhhhhh Not saying its going to hit earth, just saying don't believe 1 word that the pricks say
You got a point there thats for sure hmmm when they say something happens nothing occurs and when no saod something happens!
i have learned not to trust anything anymore Robert...especially do not trust any government, and anything they say are now 1000% lies to cover their illicit and covert actions against Humanity.
Agreed do not forget the government has underground shelters bunkers and its there for some reason!
I just question RT a bit, I don't think they are 100% and I'll tell you why, any news organization that starts with Russia gives me a bit of a chill, now the people of Russia are great, but the thugs that constitute the NWO (the loose term), they don't care about anything but gettin er did, so our news sources should be checked out, lest they be bought and paid for like the mainstream sorts. Its easy to construct fraud when your dealing with a bunch of incompetents and I think us @ 12160 are competent.
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