'Chelyabinsk Event' Meteorite in display case

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'Chelyabinsk Event' Meteorite in display case

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February 15, 2013

The Chelyabinsk meteor was a superbolide that entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia on 15 February 2013 at about 9:20.  It was caused by an approximately 20 m near-Earth asteroid with a speed of 19.16 ± 0.15 kilometres per second. It quickly became a brilliant superbolide meteor over the southern Ural region.

Date: February 15, 2013

Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia

Property Damage: Over 7,200 buildings damaged, collapsed factory roof, shattered windows

Injuries: (non-fatal) 1,613

Cause: Meteor air burst