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Press Release 13-034

Incoming! Then Outgoing! Waves Generated by Russian Meteor Recorded Crossing the U.S.

Network of stations with seismometers and air pressure sensors detected the blast waves

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Sky showing a meteor trail over eastern Russia

Meteor trail over eastern Russia is seen in this image from the Russian Emergency Ministry.

Credit: Russian Emergency Ministry


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Map showing the trajectory of the meteor as it neared impact in Russia.

Trajectory of the meteor as it neared impact in Russia.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons


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Sky showing a meteor as it streaked by buildings in Russia.

Is it a bird, a plane, a...meteor? A view of the meteor as it streaked by buildings in Russia.

Credit: Russian Emergency Ministry


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People standing next to hole in the ice at Russia's Lake Chebarkul, said to be caused by the meteor.

Hole in the ice at Russia's Lake Chebarkul, said to be caused by the meteor.

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Stores with shattered windows from the meteor that crashed in eastern Russia.

As the meteor streaked by then crashed, window glass in eastern Russia shattered.

Credit: Russian Emergency Ministry


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Infrasound pressure waves are detected by a sensor installed in an EarthScope TA station.

Infrasound pressure waves are detected by a sensor installed in an EarthScope TA station.

Credit: IRIS


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