Hundreds Injured When Meteorite Falls in Russian Urals 2/15/13
February 15, 2013
MOSCOW - The Russian Academy of Sciences is estimating the meteor that streaked into the skies over the Ural Mountains and caused shock waves that injured hundreds of people weighed about 10 tons.
The academy says the meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of at least 33,000 miles an hour, and shattered about 18 to 32 miles above ground.
The fall caused explosions that broke glass over a wide area. The Emergency Ministry says hundreds of people sought treatment after the blasts and that more than 30 of them were hospitalized.