The End Of The World Is Here, And It Started In Russia (video)
A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia’s Urals region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left hundreds of people hurt.
About 270 buildings have sustained damage — mostly broken glass — as a result of the shock waves caused by the blast, said Vladimir Stepanov, of the National Center for Emergency Situations at the Russian Interior Ministry.
Hospitals, kindergartens and schools are among those affected, he said.
Amateur video footage showed a bright white streak moving rapidly across the sky, before exploding with an even brighter flash and a deafening bang.
About 80 million trees were felled, radiating out from the center of the blast, but no crater was left.
Be afraid… be very afraid…