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A series of explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region, reportedly caused by a meteor shower, has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working.

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  • 9am-Update: Over 400 people injured
  • 10am-Meteor debris found in 3 different locations
  • 10:20am-BREAKING: Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense
  • 10:30am- High chance another meteorite could enter Earth’s atmosphere in next few hours – Pulkovo Observatory
  • 10:40am-16 people hospitalised, confirmed.
  • 11:00am-Main crash site of meteor found in lake 1km out of the town of Chebarkul 
  • 13:45pm-950 injured, 3000 buildings damaged by Meteor crash
  • 20:50pm-Totals exceed 1,000 injured
  • 20:50pm-Asteroid weighed around 7,700 tons and was about 49 feet across
Last Time a Meteor this size hit Earth:
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The Tunguska event in 1908, is the largest recorded impact by an asteroid striking the Earth. The explosion in an isolated, rural area is estimated to have felled 80 million trees, covering an area the size of a city.