Reportedly, after the meteor shower in the Russian Chelyabinsk affected about 500 people. Most of them have cuts and other injuries from fragments of the meteorite fragments ejected window glass. After a meteoric bombardment approximately 557 m2 of roof at the plant for the production of zinc fell through into the building.
Many craters from the fallen space debris recorded in less populated areas of the Chelyabinsk region. Large fragment crashed 80 km from the small town of Satka, which is 100 km west of the regional center. During the rain stopped city traffic, there were shortages of mobile communication. On the day decided to suspend classes in local schools, because many of the buildings in the 18-degree cold were no windows.
While experts disagree on whether it was a single meteor rain has penetrated the atmosphere of a planet, or dropped on the Chelyabinsk meteors are the result of a split of a larger meteor that had not completely burned in the atmosphere. There are opinions that the meteor rain could be triggered by a passing close to our planet, asteroid 2012 da14. However, none of the versions not yet approved as official.
The peak incidence was in the morning, local time at 9:20 am. In the air by flying meteors remained thick whitish smoke tail, preceded by an intense flash of the meteor rocks, burned down during the passage of the atmosphere. Bright flashes were visible even in Yekaterinburg, located at a distance of 200 km from falling meteors.