Space.com is reporting a Possible Meteor Crash in Russia this morning. An asteroid streaked across the sky over the Chelyabinsk and Sverdovsk regions leaving behind a massive smoke trail.
At around 33,000 feet (10,000 meters) the asteroid exploded causing windows to blow out. Buildings have received damage and communications and cellular signals have also been disrupted.
CNN is reporting up to 247 people have been injured mostly due to broken glass. Nine are hospitalized and three are listed as critical.
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– New reports state that more than 1000 injuries have been reported including 200 children.
– Reports have also come in that the meteor is known to be in a lake near “Chebarkul, a town in the neighbouring Chelyabinsk region.”.
– The Russian Academy Of Science is estimating the meteor to weigh in at 10 tons and be approximately 15 meters wide.