Russian Meteor Strike Was Biggest in 100 Years

Sonic shockwave believed to have caused most of the damage

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 15, 2013 2:05 PM CST

(Newser) – The meteor that struck Russia today was the largest to hit Earth since 1908, releasing hundreds of kilotons of energy, scientists tell Nature. The blast put out so much energy that it was detected by networks designed to pick up infrasound data on nuclear explosions—... More »

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