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Russian Meteorite Caught On Video, Chilling Footage Shows Office Workers Taking Cover

Russian Meteorite Hits Ground And Scares Employees

A meteorite hit Russia on Friday, and the chilling event was captured on video both inside and outside of a Russian business office. The Russian meteorite has caused some pretty severe damage that is still being assessed.

Several co-workers were inside an office building at the time of impact, and a security camera caught their reaction just as the meteorite crash landed.

Caught completely off-guard by the meteorite, the two workers dove for coverage as the blast rattled their building.

Watching the video, viewers will quickly realize that the offices windows are blown back as papers and blinds are sent flying around the room.

At the end of the video, a second piece of footage shows what appears to be a warehouse. In the second location, a door or plank of wood appears to be hit with some seriously strong force.

More than 1,000 people have been reported injured since the Russian meteorite hit on Friday morning.

It doesn’t take a large object to create some serious damage. A meteorite just 10-meters in size would pack the same explosive impact of a nuclear bomb.

The Russian meteorite is believed to have been just two meters across with a weight of 10 tons. Scientists estimates that the object reached Earth’s atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 33,000 mph. The meteorite shattered at approximately 18-32 miles above the ground.

At least 43 people have been hospitalized since the Russian Meteorite impacted. More injury and damage reports are expected as officials continue to assess the damage caused by the space rocks impact.

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