The meteor hit less than a day before the asteroid 2012 DA14 is to make the closest recorded pass of an asteroid to the Earth - about 17,150 miles (28,000km).
But the European Space Agency in a tweet said its experts had determined there was no connection.
Originally posted by intrptr
I'm gone looking for fragments. They say some are up for sale.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
I've got two theories swirling about in my head.
One is: The asteroid naturally broke apart. Much like comet Elenin did.
Originally posted by SoulSearching8
So let me get this straight! We have a huge asteroid passing very close to earth today. Coincidently a meteor crashes into Russia, hurting approximately 400 people, creating an EMP, and then according to a very good friend who is scientist, confirmed that one crashed into Cuba today.
They say that its not related to the asteroid?? They say they know everything there is is know about this asteroid, but they didn't see these "meteors" headed straight for earth!! Thats BS!!
Originally posted by blupblup
There is more than one "falling rock" incident across the globe at the moment... I think people are getting them mixed up?
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by blupblup
Blup you should start a topic, or your post is going to get lost.
20,000 , I had no idea, you have links?
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More than 900 people have been injured after a meteor strike in central Russia, the country's interior ministry said.
Fragments of at least one meteorite - the weight of a double-decker bus - were seen falling from the sky in the Chelyabinsk region at around 9am local time, around 1,500km east of Moscow.
A regional governor said 950 people have been injured. Russia's Ministry of Emergencies said at least 82 children were hurt and 34 adults and 12 children were being treated in hospital. Two people are in intensive care.
Many were hurt by flying glass as windows were blown in. Witnesses described feeling a pressure wave and hearing explosions overhead as the object hurtled to earth.
The Russian Academy of Sciences estimates the meteor weighed about 10 tonnes and entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of at least 33,000mph (54,000kph) - 15 times the speed of a rifle bullet - and shattered up to 32 miles (50km) above ground.
Meteors typically cause sizeable sonic booms when they enter the atmosphere because they are travelling much faster than the speed of sound.
RUSSIA Meteorite 2 The meteorite weighed 10 tonnes
The defence ministry said it had identified a six metre crater near a lake in this region and has sent soldiers to the site of the impact.
The emergencies ministry said that 20,000 rescue workers had been dispatched to help the injured and locate those needing help.
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
reply to post by Stormdancer777
It is still a strange sequence of events
Yes I can agree with that.
Sorry I put the LOL on that reply, I killed all my karma for the day with that.