Russia, Chelyabinsk region, 15 February 2013, 9:23am
Almost 1,250 people have been injured after a huge meteorite flared spectacularly in the skies above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. It broke windows, damaged buildings and caused panic as mobile networks overloaded. The Russian Academy of Sciences estimated that the meteorite weighed more then 10 tons and entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph), shattering about 30-50km (18-32 miles) above ground. One of the main chunks of the meteorite had fallen into the lake Chebarkul - it's near the National Park Taganai (Zlatoust). Some of fragments had already found but local people still collects a lots others in the vicinities of the lake - during the summer season of 2013 almost all the pieces probably will be found.
Right now we invite all travellers to visit the meteorite falling spot near the town Chebarkul - it takes about 3,5 hours to get to the lake (270 km from Ekaterinburg). It's really unique opportunity to find and collect some specimens of "Russia" (or "Chebarkul") meteorite.
Videos from the scene at 9:23am local time showed objects plunging through the clear morning sky and erupting into enormous fireballs to the sound of multiple explosions. Long vapour trails were seen hundreds of miles away (Attention! some video contains profanity) :