VIDEO: Meteor Hits Russia! ALL AVAILABLE VIDEOS!
Stunning videos of what appears to be a meteor exploding in the skies over the Ural Mountains in Russian. The Associated Press reports that the Russian Academy of Sciences claims that the object weighed more than 10 tons and injured as many as 400 people. The report went to state that it “entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above ground”.
This shows the a good view of the object crossing the sky. And exploding.
This video features an explosion that shakes the area and sets off car alarms. We’re not sure whether this is a sonic boom or the break of up the object. If the figures above are correct this would definitely have crated a sonic boom. It was traveling at Mach 43. Yup, you read that right, Mach 43!
This video features two explosions. Probably one is the sonic boom as the object crosses the sky at greater than Mach 1. And the second is the break up of the object. The second could also be another sonic boom.
This features another impressive view of the object streaking across the sky. We are aware that the date stamp on this video suggest it was from December 31, 2012. But since the video was uploaded today, and looks so similar to the other videos, we’re assuming the date stamp is wrong.
This multi-view allows us to see a driver’s reaction to the event.
Here’s another view of the incident from a traffic camera.
This is very good video of the object’s contrails. It also features the “sonic boom” at the end. Followed by a series of other sounds. They almost sound like mortars. They may be ground impacts.
These videos show some video from CCTV cameras. First, a yet another view of the object in the sky. And, second, and third, shows windows being blown out by the shock wave.
Another video of the effects of the shock wave from the sonic boom. In this one, you also see some of the panicked reaction of people to the event. The videographer seems especially disturbed by the event.
Another video of the object moving across the sky. This one gives the fullest sense of the full trajectory.
Yet another dash-cam video of the event.
Stationary camera captures the object.
Another CCTV showing reaction to the shock wave in an office.
Shows some broken windows in a school.
Good video of the multiple booms after the first. If you’ll notice the car alarms are already going off when this video starts, indicating the initial sonic boom has already occurred.
Another shock wave video. This one featuring the panicked reaction of some children. And the damage inside a school.
Another dash-cam video.
More of children reacting in a school. Some images of broken windows.
This pictures purports to be the impact crater.