Urals

  • Russian scientists recover meteor fragments February 19, 2013

    Moscow: Scientists have found more than 50 tiny fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains, and preliminary tests are turning up information about its contents. However, local residents seem more interested in the black market value of the fragments. As they search for their own pieces of the...
  • Russian meteor exploded with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs February 17, 2013

    New York: The meteor that streaked across the Russian skies on Friday, injuring around 1,200 people, exploded with a force 30 times greater than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb, Nasa scientists say. The 55 foot wide rock with a mass of 10,000 tonnes lit up the sky above the Urals region,...
  • Russia cleans up after meteor blast injures more than 1,000 February 17, 2013

    Chelyabinsk Thousands of Russian emergency workers went out on Saturday to clear up the damage from a meteor that exploded over the Ural mountains, damaging buildings, shattering windows and showering people with broken glass. Divers searched a lake near the city of Chelyabinsk, where a hole several metres wide had opened...
  • Nearly 1,000 injured as meteor falls in Russia February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A Russian health official says nearly 1,000 people have sought help for injuries after a meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb. The sonic blast from the hurtling space rock shattered countless windows and deeply frightened thousands,...
  • 500 injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more. The Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement that the meteor over the Chelyabinsk region entered the Earth's...
  • Watch: Meteorite fall in Russia's Urals February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A meteorite streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of them hurt by broken glass. Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said more than 400 people had sought medical treatment after the blasts, and at least...
  • Russia: More than 400 people hurt in meteorite fall February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of them hurt by broken glass. "There was panic. People had no idea what was happening. Everyone was going around to people's houses to check if...
  • Meteorite falls in Urals, damage and injuries reported February 15, 2013

    Moscow: Fragments of at least one meteorite fell in the Chelyabinsk region some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, causing flashes in the morning sky and sharp explosions, Russian officials said on Friday. The office of the governor of the region in the Ural Mountains said in a statement that...