Chelyabinsk meteor

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2013 Chelyabinsk meteor
Chelyabinsk meteor trace 15-02-2013.jpg
Trail o the meteor ower Chelyabinsk
Chelyabinsk meteor is locatit in Roushie
Chelyabinsk meteor
Location of the meteor event
Date 15 Februar 2013 (2013-02-15)
Time 09:15 YEKT (UTC+06:00)
Coordinates 55°03′N 59°48′E / 55.05°N 59.8°E / 55.05; 59.8
An aa kent as KEF-2013
Cause Meteor
Non-fatal injuries 1,491[1]
Property damage Collapsed factory roof, shattered windaes

On 15 Februar 2013, a meteor[2] entered Yird's atmosphere ower Roushie as a firebaa at approximately 09:13 YEKT (03:13 UTC).[3][4] Muivin at a speed o at least 54,000 km/h (34,000 mph),[5][6] roughly 44 times the speed o soond, it passed ower the soothren Ural region an explodit ower the ceety o Chelyabinsk.[n 1]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The last time a similar phenomenon was observed in the Chelyabinsk region was the Kunashak meteor rain of 1949, after which scientists recovered about 20 stones weighing over 200 kg in total.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Число пострадавших при падении метеорита приблизилось к 1500" (in Russian). РосБизнесКонсалтинг. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  2. "Russian Meteor". NASA. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  3. "Meteor in central Russia injures at least 500". USA Today. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  4. "100 injured by meteorite falls in Russian Urals". Mercury News. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  5. Major, Jason. "Meteor Blast Rocks Russia". Universe today. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  6. "500 injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia". Yahoo News. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  7. Grady, Monica M (31 August 2000). Catalogue of Meteorites. London: Natural History Museum, Cambridge University Press. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-521-66303-8. Retrieved 15 February 2013.