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Re: Meteor Shower Over Russia Causes Explosions on the Ground

now in cuba.
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Cuba, 15.02.2013 Residents of a locality ‘in the central region of Cuba said they had seen an object that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook the houses of the place: it is learned from testimonies collected by local television. In service published this morning by Rodas, town in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses described a very bright light that has come to have large size, comparable to that of a bus, before exploding in the sky.
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Re: Meteor Shower Over Russia Causes Explosions on the Ground

According to this article from CNN:

"Described by NASA as a "tiny asteroid," the meteor's explosion created a blast in central Russia equivalent to 300,000 tons of TNT, the space agency's officials said Friday, adding that the incident was a once-in-100-years event."

So the blast was equivalent to 300 kilotons of TNT. By comparison, according to Wikipedia, the bomb that hit Hiroshima was 16 kt, and the bomb that hit Nagasaki was 21 kt. The calculator on my computer says that this blast was 8 times stronger than Fat Man and Little Boy combined!

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Great job, as always, gata

Our news showed only a tiny part of what you have, plus some people inside buildings.

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That is fucking amazing. I would have assumed it was an ICBM and that the world was about to end.

I didn't notice any zombies. Did you?

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Re: Meteor Shower Over Russia Causes Explosions on the Ground

Russian Meteor Shook Ground Like An Earthquake
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Reports pegged the explosion as similar to a magnitude 2.7 shaker, according a seismograph released by the USGS
Shaking caused by Friday's meteor blast over Russia, recorded by earthquake monitoring instruments.
CREDIT: U.S. Geological Survey
http://www.livescience.com/27185-rus...ke-signal.html


What if a Meteorite Struck the United States?
About 35 million years ago, an enormous meteorite, a mile or two in diameter and traveling up to 134,000 miles per hour slammed into the shallow Atlantic Ocean where eastern Virginia is today. It vaporized billions of tons of ocean water, melted rocks, cut through a few thousand feet of sediment, and with a catastrophic explosion, created a 24 mile-wide crater. It created a devastating tsunami, scattered tons of sediment along much of the East Coast, and caused glassy particles of solidified melt rock to rain down as far away as Texas.

This explosion was equal to about 10 trillion tons (that’s 10,000,000,000,000) of TNT and is known as the Chesapeake Bay impact crater, the largest crater in the U.S. and the seventh largest in the world. Some of the ejected material, known as ejecta, fell back to the earth, including some that melted and recrystallized into small glass globules called tektites, after the Greek word for “melted.”

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http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/u...es/?from=title
http://geology.er.usgs.gov/eespteam/crater/

EUMETSAT's Meteosat-9 satellite captured imagery of the space rock over Russia in February 15th, 2013
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A handout picture taken 15 February 2013 and provided by press service of the Chelyabinsk region branch of Russian Interior Ministry shows people standing near an eight-meter hole, reportedly the site of a meteorite fall, in the ice of the frozen Chebarkul lake near the town of Chebarkul about 80 km from Chelyabinsk, Urals, Russia 15 February 2013

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municipal workers repair damaged electric power circuit outside a zinc factory building with about 600 square meters (6000 square feet) of a roof collapsed

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In this photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru a meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

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A worker delets pieces of broken window glass in Chelyabinsk

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This is supposed to be the video of the meteor over Cuba:
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Cuba apparently experienced a phenomenon similar to but smaller than the meteor that exploded over Russia, media reported. Startled residents described a bright light and explosion that shook windows and walls.
No injuries or damage was reported.

In a video from a state TV newscast posted on the website CubaSi late Friday, unidentified residents of the central city of Rodas, near Cienfuegos, said the explosion was impressive.

"My home shook completely," a woman in the video said. "I had never heard such a strange thing."
http://www.cubasi.cu/cubasi-noticias...-de-cienfuegos
http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_17/Me...er-Cuba-VIDEO/
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The meteor that crashed in central Russia on Friday has sparked a modern-day gold rush as treasure hunters flock to the area for fragments worth more than £10,000.
Just a day after the 40-tonne meteor, which injured more than 1,200 people with flying fragments of glass and rubble, hurtled across the sky above Chelyabinsk, locals were out in force seeking fragments to sell to collectors desperate for a piece of the celestial body.
Enthusiasts took to the internet to let locals with a fragment know they could make big money. One Russian buyer was offering 500,000 roubles (£10,700) for a single rock.

Meanwhile, experts say the meteor could have hit a UK city with the force of a nuclear bomb if it had entered the atmosphere at a different time of day.
The meteor penetrated Earth's atmosphere at a speed of at least 33,0000mph.
As it raced through the sky, the 50-foot wide chunk of space rock compressed the air ahead of it, creating the enormous temperatures that meant it exploded in a fireball somewhere between 18 and 32 miles above the ground at around 9.20am local time on Friday.
Although some debris fell to earth, ‘whipping up a pillar of ice, water and steam’ and creating a 20-foot-wide crater, the damage in nearby towns was actually caused by shockwaves created by the meteor breaking the sound barrier and then exploding.
The focus of the meteor hunters' efforts was a frozen reservoir outside the nearby town of Chebarkul, where the largest meteorite pieces are thought to have crashed, reports The Sunday Times.
Russian authorities stopped a group of locals searching around a hole in the ice as they want people to stay away from the fragments until scientists from Moscow have tested them. Russian authorities also said the search for the meteorite may have to wait until spring when the region's ice and snow thaws.
'The web is awash with people saying they want to buy this stuff," said Oleg Karpov, a Chelyabinsk local. 'Maybe this thing was not that bad after all if a few of us make some money out of it.'
Collectors from around the world will be keen to get hold of a piece. Film director Steven Spielberg is a noted collector. In October a 9in piece of the Seymchan meteorite found in Siberia in 1960 sold in New York for $43,750 (£28,200).
Astronomers have also revealed that the meteor could have hit UK cities if it had hit at a slightly different time of day.
Nasa said that when the meteor entered the atmosphere, it exploded with the force of a nuclear weapon.
The revelation, based on an analysis of the earth's rotation, comes as scientists reveal that they are planning a state-of-the-art detection system to give warning of incoming asteroids and meteorites, reports the Observer.
The announcement of the decision to build the Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System, or Atlas, on Hawaii was made following the meteorite crash in Russia.

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My other half is convinced this has something to do with the North Korean nuclear device but then he does believe aliens built the pyramids...

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