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Old 02-15-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
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Meteorite crash in Russia: UFO fears spark panic in the Urals (VIDEO, PHOTOS) — RT

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A series of explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region, reportedly caused by a meteorite shower, has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones have stopped working.

According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers.
A bright flash was seen in the Chelyabinsk, Tyumen and Sverdlovsk regions, Russia’s Republic of Bashkiria and in northern Kazakhstan.

Lifenews tabloid said that at least one piece of the fallen object caused damage on the ground in Chelyabinsk. According to preliminary reports, it crashed into a wall near a zinc factory, disrupting the city's Internet and mobile service.

The Emergency Ministry reported that 20,000 rescue workers are operating in the region. Three aircraft were deployed to survey the area and locate other possible impact locations.

Witnesses said the explosion was so loud that it seemed like an earthquake and thunder had struck at the same time, and that there were huge trails of smoke across the sky. Others reported seeing burning objects fall to earth.
Police in the Chelyabinsk region are reportedly on high alert, and have begun ‘Operation Fortress’ in order to protect vital infrastructure.

Office buildings in downtown Chelyabinsk are being evacuated. Injuries were reported at one of the city’s secondary schools, supposedly from smashed windows. No other injuries have been reported so far.

An emergency message published on the website of the Chelyabinsk regional authority urged residents to pick up their children from school and remain at home if possible.


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Old 02-15-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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Nah, sorry, UFOs wouldn't land in Russia, everybody knows that aliens speak American, they do in all the films they've starred in
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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Not great for those that got injured along with all the destruction; no fatalaties, as they know of, which is a bit of a surprise given the disaster.

Anyone have any idea when or where the next one is due?



I was at a factory when a firework factory blew up, some idiot put the detonators with the actual explosive stuff and the small shed-like factory went sky high. The first attending fireman was blown clean away and died instantly; no further deaths though, but as in the story above, lots of injuries due to glass shards when windows within a 6 mile or more radius shattered. I remember the day still, sounded like a jumbo jet had landed on the concrete factory roof.
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Not great for those that got injured along with all the destruction; no fatalaties, as they know of, which is a bit of a surprise given the disaster.

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NASA - NASA to Chronicle Close Earth Flyby of Asteroid
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Will keep an eye out, though I guess that may not be needed if it gets too close; let's hope the next one just passes by.
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