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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 08:47 AM
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I was going to post this in the Breaking News Thread currently ongoing but this felt worthy of its own thread due to the great footage. If it is deemed unworthy of its own thread that is understood. It's pretty decent footage that may have been lost in the ever growing main thread located here:

Meteorite Crashes in Russia



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Published on Feb 15, 2013

The Russian Urals region has been stricken by a sudden cosmic attack. Unidentified flying objects exploded over several major cities, including Chelyabinsk, where the blast waves blew out windows and disrupted mobile connections.


Also, here is a picture of the hole it made in Chebarkul Lake...



ETA: Photo Source
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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Excellent find OP! That seems like an extremely strong blast from a streaking meteor. Also, the russians seem to have pretty good cameras, not the grainy crap ones we find in office buildings over here.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 09:12 AM
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Great thread. S&F. Does anybody have an idea what is going on with the Spaceweather.com website, its been down like the entire day??



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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well I did check the site this morning (09:00 GMT/UT) and it was working... know is already gone for .. don't know why

this morning it had some news about Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flight Path, did manage to get this link to NASA www.nasa.gov... ...



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by Bauwser
Great thread. S&F. Does anybody have an idea what is going on with the Spaceweather.com website, its been down like the entire day??


It's probably been flooded by people all going there this morning to find informaiton and crashed it's servers.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 10:05 AM
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More amateur video (of the meteorite smoke trail), video description is in Russian however:



By all means, any other footage that anyone finds, please do post it.
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 10:37 AM
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Damn. What's the story there? Is that a seismic wave created by it striking Earth or is that the sonic wave from it passing so close? Thats some serious power!



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 11:44 AM
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reply to post by JayinAR
 

It exploded in mid-air, so this is a basic air pressure shockwave.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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Great vid thanks for the share


Here is a video collection of the meteorite blast for people who are interested.


Click



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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Awesome video.

Pretty amazing to think that a space rock hurtling through our galaxy ended up exploding in our atmosphere and knocked someone on their butt.


In all seriousness though, I hope all those effected are safe and recovering alright. This definitely puts up a warning for how ill prepared we are for something like this.

Grant it, these instances that directly affect populated areas are rare, it just takes one unprepared moment to cost many their lives.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 03:26 PM
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HAHAHA! That lady threw herself down so hard, and the running aimlessly out of the room was GREAT. Where was she going to go had those been bombs going off outside!?


Great video.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 03:34 PM
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And this was just a speck of dust that exploded right before it hit.....


Imagine if this had been one of the big ones?



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 03:48 PM
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it made the earth move:


earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by Helious
Excellent find OP! That seems like an extremely strong blast from a streaking meteor. Also, the russians seem to have pretty good cameras, not the grainy crap ones we find in office buildings over here.


Hey there to answer your question this was the strongest blast from a meteor since 1908. All in all it was more amazing the super hyped DA14 asteroid. Thanks for the great video.. really shows how powerful it was and explains to some degree the injuries. I am sure quite a few of them were from glass breaking.

From RT
""""""16:19 GMT: The fireball that hit Russia’s Urals is the largest rock to strike the planet since 1908, Nature Magazine says. The blast was even more powerful than North Korea’s recent nuclear test, added the UK journal. Unlike the Russian Academy of Science, it estimated that the mass of the fireball was around 40 tons before it entered the atmosphere. Russian scientists put the mass at 10 tons."""

From Nature Magazine (again)
"Russian meteor largest in a century-released as much energy as a nuke"

It detonated in mid air just as the tunguska meteor apparently did.
en.wikipedia.org...

Or for those that despise Wikipedia.
science.nasa.gov...
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 04:22 PM
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Found a few more...I figured these would start pouring in. I am going to post a few more and by power of deduction hope that they aren't knock-offs of previous events. All of them were recently posted but please pardon any knock-offs I may have inadvertently posted in advance.

This one, the date on the cam is wrong, but looking at the footage, it looks like it was this particular event.


This one appears to be compilation footage of a few different views.


This one is also a compilation, but a tad longer.


AND the Pièce de résistance....BOOM! (Volume Alert)


Please post anymore that should surface!
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 05:39 PM
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reply to post by UberL33t
 


The first two look like the same video...I think. Maybe I just made a mistake



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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reply to post by 3n19m470
 


Yes, I believe the compilation ones do in fact contain some of the same footage as some of the other videos posted, an unfortunate side effect of compilation videos.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 07:45 PM
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It wasn't a speck of dust; those are the ones you see every given evening and look like shooting stars. From RT, a new post: rt.com...



Russian scientists investigating the meteorite explosion in the Urals explained the nature of the event that caused havoc in the region. NASA meanwhile said that the shockwave from the blast was equivalent to a 300-kiloton explosion. The object was identified as a solitary 10-ton bolide by the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN). Bolides, or bright fireballs, are large meteors that explode in the lower atmosphere, and unlike meteorite showers they can be dangerous, scientists explained. The Chelyabinsk fireball entered the atmosphere moving at a speed of about 20 km/s. The object, which was several meters in diameter, then burst into pieces at a height of 30-50 km above the ground, RAN reported. Three consecutive explosions shattered the meteorite further. Large fragments moving at a high speed caused a powerful flash and a strong shockwave, with most of its energy released at a height of 5 to 15 km above the earth, with the atmosphere absorbing most of that energy.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 07:53 PM
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You can see it at 4:36. It takes minutes for the shock wave to hit. It must have been tens of miles away when it hit. And there are other bangs as well after. It's insane!

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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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Awesome...and according to this post in another thread, you're right (re: 10's of miles) 12 to 15 miles it appears:


Researchers including Prof. Peter Brown of the University of Western Ontario along with NASA experts have conducted a preliminary analysis of the event. "Here is what we know so far," says Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "The asteroid was about 15 meters in diameter and weighed approximately 7000 metric tons. It struck Earth's atmosphere at 40,000 mph (18 km/s) and broke apart about 12 to 15 miles (20 to 25 km) above Earth's surface. The energy of the resulting explosion was in the vicinity of 300 kilotons of TNT."
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