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Raw Video Of Russian Meteor

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:15 PM CDT

The meteor that exploded in the sky over Russia today has done a lot of damage, blasting out countless windows in a city in the Ural Mountains.
 
And a health official says nearly 1,000 people have sought treatment for injuries, with more than 40 hospitalized.
 
Amateur video showed an object speeding across the sky just after sunrise, leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash.
 
The Russian Academy of Sciences said the meteor -- estimated to be about 10 tons -- entered the Earth's atmosphere going at least 33,000 miles an hour. It shattered about 18-32 miles above the ground, releasing several kilotons of energy above the Ural Mountains.

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Raw Video Of Russian Meteor


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