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Russian Meteor Explosion VIDEOS: Fireball Hits Chelyabinsk

Feb 15, 2013 | Updated Feb 19, 2013

This terrifying video of a meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, is one of many angles of the fiery event captured by amateurs Friday.

This particularly dramatic angle of the explosion over a highway shows a bright flash in the sky, as the 10-ton meteor releases several kilotons of energy. The meteor explosion reportedly injured hundreds, mainly due to flying shards of glass.

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The dashcam video was posted to a Reddit forum early on Feb. 15 where it quickly garnered more than 18,000 upvotes and rose to the social news site's front page.

Other footage of the meteor explosion captured the sound of what is possibly the sonic boom emitted by the meteor as it broke up in the atmosphere.

According to NASA, it is estimated that anywhere from 1,000 tons to more than 10,000 tons of meteoritic material falls to earth each day.

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