M0.0 - Meteor Explosion Near Chelyabinsk, Russia 2013-02-15 03:20:26 UTC

Summary

Location contributed by: Special NEIS solution
Magnitude contributed by: USGS, NEIC, Golden, Colorado (and predecessors)

General


Additional Commentary

Chelyabinsk, Russia meteor explosion which occurred at approximately 03:20:26 UTC or 9:20:26 am local time. At least 1000 people were injured and over 4000 buildings damaged when windows were blow out by the shock waves. Location and times of the explosion are approximate. Magnitude cannnot be accurately determined as this an atmospheric event. It is estimated that the meteor was between 15-17 meters in diameter and weighed between 7,000-10,000 tons. The energy released in the explosion is estimated to be between 300-500 kilotons of TNT. This is believed to be the largest meteor event since the Tunguska, Siberia blast in 1908. For more information on the meteor vist the NASA webpage: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/

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Technical

Location contributed by: Special NEIS solution
Magnitude contributed by: USGS, NEIC, Golden, Colorado (and predecessors)

Summary

Preferred Location Parameters

Parameter Value Uncertainty
Magnitude 0.0 ML Not Specified
Location 55.150°N, 61.410°E ± 9999.9 km
Depth 0.0 km ± 9998.4 km
Number of Stations Used 0
Number of Phases Used 0
Minimum Distance 0.0 km (0.00°)
Travel Time Residual 0.00 sec
Azimuthal Gap
Review Status REVIEWED
Event ID usc000f7rz
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