Footage from the meteor crash

Videos capture meteor streaking across the sky over the Urals and the sound of deadly blasts which injured 700

Published February 15, 2013 1:55PM (EST)

     (Screenshot via Youtube)
(Screenshot via Youtube)

The meteor as it falls, in an unverified YouTube video:

An explosion can be heard and the meteor trail streaks across the clear sky:

Stuff of the apocalypse:

Dazzling footage, via Russia Today, of the meteor's course:


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