I hereby call on the government to pass a complete and total ban on assault meteors and make America a meteor free zone. Thatll work, right?—
J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) February 15, 2013
At least 500 people were reportedly injured after a meteor lit up the sky over Chelyabinsk region of Russia. Photos and video from witnesses show a fireball streaking across the sky above the Ural Mountains. The resulting shock wave shattered windows and damaged structures.
Incredible photos and video from people in the region:
A zinc factory appears to have taken major damage. Fox reports that it is unclear whether the damage was caused by a meteorite or the shock wave.
Russian officials said a large meteorite crater was discovered and fragments were recovered.
Video that’s circulating is not of the actual crater.
More injuries are being reported:
Video from inside a building as windows are blown in:
This is what the sonic boom sounded like:
Reports now indicate that 1,200 people were injured.