Chelyabinsk meteor

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]

2013 Chelyabinsk meteor
Chelyabinsk meteor trace 15-02-2013.jpg
Trail o the meteor ower Chelyabinsk
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Date15 Februar 2013 (2013-02-15)
Time09:15 YEKT (UTC+06:00)
Coordinates55°03′N 59°48′E / 55.05°N 59.8°E / 55.05; 59.8
An aw kent asKEF-2013
Non-fatal injures1,491[1]
Property damageCollapsed factory roof, shattered windaes


  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]


  1. "Число пострадавших при падении метеорита приблизилось к 1500" (in Russian). РосБизнесКонсалтинг. Retrieved 25 Februar 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Russian Meteor". NASA. Retrieved 15 Februar 2013.
  3. "Meteor in central Russia injures at least 500". USA Today. Retrieved 15 Februar 2013.
  4. "100 injured by meteorite falls in Russian Urals". Mercury News. 15 Februar 2013. Retrieved 15 Februar 2013.
  5. Major, Jason. "Meteor Blast Rocks Russia". Universe today. Retrieved 15 Februar 2013.
  6. "500 injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia". Yahoo News. Retrieved 15 Februar 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 Februar 2013.