Meteorite shower streaks across the sky over Russia like something out of a movie (Video)

A terrifying meteorite shower hit Russia early this morning injuring more than 400 people. Eyewitnesses spoke of several devastating explosions rocking buildings and shattering glass which accounted for a vast majority of the injuries. The Urals region was struck by falling meteorite fragments which rained down in the city of Chelyabinsk, 900 miles east of Moscow.

A large object flashed across the sky at around 9.20am local time (03.20 UK time), evidently breaking into several pieces. A spokeswoman for the emergency ministry, Irina Rossius, said there was a meteor shower, but another ministry spokeswoman, Elena Smirnikh, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying it was a single meteorite. Either way, there’s no doubt that many thought that the Armageddon/Doomsday moment was upon them. Personally, I would’ve been a nervous wreck.

  • Brad

    Tine stamp says New Year's Eve 2012?

    • John

      Try watching the news or picking up a news paper once in a while.

      • Craigery

        It's a legitimate question. My guess is they just didn't have the date set correctly on the dashcam.

      • Mike

        Yea seriously, this video had the date wrong. Be less of a douche on my site.

        • Michael

          Mike, cry much? your site? and its you telling people that they shouldn't be here, and its you calling people names. hmmmm

          • Mike

            Was he not rude?

            • Michael

              No, he was not. He's an adult giving advice to a child. If you think that's rude maybe you need to grow up a little bit.

              • John

                Take it easy guys, take it easy. Mike, I'm sorry if I came off as rude. But I just expect a little more out of my fellow man. i mean this story, is all over the place. Right or wrong? Anyways, who cares, be good chive on

                • Mike

                  chive on, here here.

            • John

              Mike, what are you holding in your picture?

              • Mike

                it's a recurve bow, you can see the arrows in my hip quiver behind me.

                • Mike

                  or maybe not, thumbnail is kinda small

                  • John

                    Oh word thanks. I thought it might be one of those one string musical instruments that you see down in the islands. And I really can't see it. I'm on my phone.

                    • bigyawns

                      this conversation was far more anticlimactic than the video

                    • Craigery

                      *BOOM* goes the dynamite

                    • Craigery

                      These two just became gay

                    • Jack Wagon


                    • jackisafool

                      you laugh at someone calling someone else gay? are you 11 years old, or are you stuck in the 90's?

  • TheBetterMan

    My heart goes out to the injured, considering that they are tough Russians they will shake it off like a car crash

  • Do0zer

    Quote from 2012 DA14, "Say hello to my little friend!"

  • synycom

    We need Bruce now. Here's more videos:

  • Rich

    "Fall to your knees and repent if you please."

  • vol_fan

    Note to self: while driving to Armageddon pick a better song for the radio so the future won’t laugh at me so hard…

  • Kanye East

    It looks really cold there

  • Visitohr

    There's about 10 videos of the actual BOOM and chive goes with a video that shows a trail for 50 seconds…

  • Cleveland rocks

    That ain't no meteor, what you got here is a big old frozen hunk of shit

    • socket2me

      There's a peanut right there to prove it !

  • True_Story

    Optimus Prime and the rest of the transformers have finally arrived……

  • Visitohr
  • MonkeyMadness

    This video was pretty much worthless. Just some white clouds in the sky. *yawn* Where's the earth shattering Kaboom?

  • Papa

    Yeah and you can find even serial number on the pieces if the meteorite

  • promises

    this was like the most beautiful thing in my life

  • Steve

    In Soviet Russia.. space explores you!

  • Spud

    cbs new this morning called it a 'meteor attack'! seriously an attack..panic news at its finest

  • Jason

    Good thing everyone in Russia has a freaking dash cam. Nothing goes untapped

  • Darwin

    I wasn't a meteor. Superman used Apple Maps to find Smallville.

  • brosiah

    i'm surprised some Russian didn't flip out and try to fight it.

  • Darien.S

    quick question the date on the video says 12/31/12 and everyone is saying it happened 2 days ago. which is true?

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