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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:02:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2013 1:50:03 PM EDT by shaneconnor]
http://www.news1130.com/2013/02/15/meteorite-falls-in-russias-chelyabinsk-region-damage-and-casualties-unclear/

The shock wave blew in an estimated 100,000 square meters (more than 1 million square feet) of glass, according to city officials,
who said 3,000 buildings in Chelyabinsk were damaged. At a zinc factory, part of the roof collapsed.

The Interior Ministry said about 1,100 people sought medical care after the shock wave and 48 were hospitalized. Most of the injuries
were caused by flying glass, officials said.

Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Vladimir Purgin said many of the injured were cut as they flocked to windows
to see what caused the intense flash of light, which momentarily was brighter than the sun.

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Same as with a nuke, people untrained to 'duck & cover' when bright light of flash
first noticed will instead all be rushing to the nearest windows to see what it was,
just in time to be shredded by the imploding flying glass from the delayed blast wave.

We've been harping on this easily avoidable threat, and need for training, here for years...
'The Good News About Nuclear Destruction!' at www.ki4u.com/goodnews.htm

- Shane
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:03:57 PM EDT
Where's my check?!
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:23:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Averagebear:
Where's my check?!

For what?

- Shane
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:42:16 PM EDT
Some have had problems with that original top link now, here's another...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/meteorite-falls-in-russias-chelyabinsk-region-damage-and-casualties-unclear/2013/02/15/7041c0c8-7732-11e2-b102-948929030e64_story.html

By Associated Press, Published: February 14 | Updated: Friday, February 15, 3:56 PM

MOSCOW — With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky Friday and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million.

The shock wave blew in an estimated 100,000 square meters (more than 1 million square feet) of glass, according to city officials, who said 3,000 buildings in Chelyabinsk were damaged. At a zinc factory, part of the roof collapsed.

The Interior Ministry said about 1,100 people sought medical care after the shock wave and 48 were hospitalized. Most of the injuries were caused by flying glass, officials said.

Scientists estimated the meteor unleashed a force 20 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb, although the space rock exploded at a much higher altitude. Amy Mainzer, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said the atmosphere acted as a shield.

Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Vladimir Purgin said many of the injured were cut as they flocked to windows to see what caused the intense flash of light, which momentarily was brighter than the sun.


- Shane
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