Hundreds injured when meteorite falls in Russian Urals
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian
Academy of Sciences is estimating the meteor that streaked into the
skies over the Ural Mountains and caused shock waves that injured more
than 400 people weighed about 10 tons.
The academy says the meteor
entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of at least 33,000 mph and
shattered about 18-32 miles above ground.
The fall caused
explosions that broke glass over a wide area. The Emergency Ministry
says more than 500 people sought treatment after the blasts and that 34
of them were hospitalized.