A meteorite weighing 10 tons crashed down in Russia Friday morning injuring 400 people and causing panic and confusion among the people who live in the area. The meteorite could be seen streaming through the sky before the powerful crash blew out windows and doors of houses and businesses in the area, according to “Fox and Friends” live on Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2013.
This is not part of the meteor event that is expected to come very close to earth tonight. The 2012 DA14 will pass between the earth and the moon. Scientists have ruled out the 2012 DA14 crashing into earth, according to India Today on Friday morning.
Video: Check out the amazing video of the meteorite in Russia from Sky News here or at the left of this article.
The meteorite crashed down on Russia this morning in the rural Ural Mountains and the “sharp explosions” from this meteorite hitting the earth were captured on surveillance video.
The video shows the explosion was so strong that windows on homes and businesses were blown out causing the majority of injuries, which came from flying glass. Doors flew off their hinges and across the room when the meteorite crashed into the mountainous area.
The explosion from the meteorite sparked panic and people were going from house to house to check on their friends and neighbors in the city of Chelyabinsk. This was the biggest city that was affected by the meteorite. Chelyabinsk is about 1500 kilometers east of Moscow.
Fragments of the meteorite fell around the area and about 400 people sought medical attention with three hospitalized in serious condition. The meteorite hit less than a day before the 2012 DA14 meteor is due to buzz by the Earth, which is expected to happen tonight. According to India Today, “There was no immediate demonstrable connection,” between tonight's 2012 DA14 meteor and the meteorite that hit Russia today.