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Friday, February 15, 2013

Multiple Videos- Meteorite Shock Wave Hits Central Russia; 900+ Injured

By Susan Duclos

[Update] Estimated injuries now over 1,100 and speculation that the meteorite is to blame for an explosion in Chelyabinsk,.

[Update] Subsequent reports have injuries at 900+ now.

A reported estimate of 500 injured as central Russia gets hit by a huge shock wave as a meteorite flared through the skies. Captured by many on videos and uploaded to YouTube, a few of which are below, showing the streak across the sky then the delayed shock waves shattering windows and damaging structures.

The last video has a collection of a number of others showing different views and angles caught by a variety of people on the ground and is 16 minutes long:

More at YouTube and plenty of media coverage and blog discussions found at Memeorandum.