CBS: Russian meteor exploding at ground level could kill millions if by major city — NASA: Equal to detonating 30 Hiroshima nuclear bombs (VIDEO)

Published: February 17th, 2013 at 7:37 pm ET
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CBS Evening News, February 16, 2013:

At 2:00 in

CBS: Charles Liu, astronomer at the City University of New York says we were lucky the meteor […] blew up in the atmosphere with a force 20 atomic bombs.

Liu: If this amount of energy had been detonated at ground level instead of ten miles up, it would have probably leveled every single building in an area the size of Chicago.

CBS: That’s 100,000s, maybe millions, dead.

Liu: It’s hard to think about that the possibility could be that, but it’s there.

See also: Russian meteor exploded with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs – Telegraph

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Published: February 17th, 2013 at 7:37 pm ET
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57 comments to CBS: Russian meteor exploding at ground level could kill millions if by major city — NASA: Equal to detonating 30 Hiroshima nuclear bombs (VIDEO)

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Probably a rocket out of control, look at the vapor trail and listen to the blasts.

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    I think our Masters are getting scared about something serious. When I read this article about life on a moon of Jupiter, I get the feeling there seems to be a hurry to find some place else to live:

    http://www.france24.com/en/20130216-jupiters-europa-moon-likeliest-have-life

    Although, where would they find some human life forms that aren't full of plutonium at this point? Moving off planet, with the child mutations to come, make the whole exercise kind of pointless. No reason to spend trillions to have off-planet colonies with deformed inhabitants that won't survive beyond their generation.

    • sentinelle sentinelle

      Test tube babies — a new genesis story.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        It's sad to think that the fate of the human race may depend on fertile eggs and sperm frozen before 3/11, to be combined on some distant frozen planet in 100 years and hope it works.

        How long can eggs and sperm be frozen, with no genetic damage? A century?

        And who alive in a hundred years will be able to do the work, or will robots be doing it?

        We've failed as a species, only to depend on Skynet as our future savior? Good luck with that. Somewhere G-d is crying.

        • Auntie Nuke

          At least 30 years, according to a story I wrote on frozen stallion semen (no, really, no joke). Not sure about the eggs.

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Hmm I always thought Ganymede was interesting and possibly has life on it but I sure hope our species doesn't find another planet or moon to destroy.

      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        to answer your thoughts, moonshellblue, requires 'flight'.

        To reduce unnecessary conflict, rules were (long-ago) established to protect the 'sovereignty' of other species/worlds. One essentially states, no species will be allowed free egress to other worlds, as means of circumventing the consequences of that specie's destructive behavior. A species is allowed to make mistakes and hopefully learn from doing so, however, that same species is not allowed to avoid the repercussions of those mistakes. Another states, no representative body of a species may use controlled destruction of its own or any-other species, as solution to its survival. Therefore, it is not acceptable to allow for the mass extermination of others, as means of securing your own survival. Rational planning, that aspires to the security of all, is the only accepted means of earning the trust of 'others'. As humans insist on 'looking' for expedient solutions to their evolutionary challenges, it's likely their 'exploratory' efforts will be 'impeded', if not outright stopped.

        Of the rules that are disclosed here (as they're relevant to your thoughts), others cannot be disclosed for reasons of propriety. The path of any species must be both common to the 'others' and unique to their evolutionary experiences. What most humans don't get, is how long this evolution's been going on – not just within 'our' galaxy, but – within the 'visible' universe.

  • Anthony Anthony

    This video presents people being disintegrated in the shock and heat waves following a hit in their immediate area. It portrays the various effects of a meteor disaster and is very well produced.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WO-e99UAPxM

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    We all gotta die from something, and we need cheap power so let the free market regulate nukes

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Let's see it exploded in the air.(I cant say I see the explosion)….but the main impact was near a zinc factory..
    1200 injured ..but no deaths?
    No one at ground zero impact?..ok.
    The meteor samples…have been collected from the lake.
    They are tiny…and they can't seem find anything at the bottom of the lake.

    If the larger the meteor struck on solid ground…where is it?
    They found iron ..olivine..and sulfite.
    What kind of sulfite..nickel..sodium.??

    Something kinda weird going on..

  • harengus_acidophilus

    "meteor exploding at ground level
    could kill millions if by major city"

    Oh, really? If …

    You can die in a thunderstorm IF a flash hits you.
    If, if, if …

    What is the use of this kind of news?

    h.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I find even the presence of olivine..a little weird..not that olivine is not present on meteorites..it is also present in nuclear explosions.

    Present at the first atomic explosion..

    Trinitite
    http://www.minresco.com/trinitite/trin.htm

    Present in tests..

    Postdetonation nuclear debris for attribution
    Sept 28 2011
    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/10/25/1010631107.full.pdf

    FYI.

    Olivine is an 'exotic' play thing.
    Jan 22 2013

    Another Nutty geogengineering Idea-Olivine Dust

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/01/22/another-nutty-geoengineering-idea-olivine-dust/

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    So I was going to post some stuff about..olivine and thermal weapons.
    I believe 'White Phosphorus'..is a cousin.
    Look at the stuff.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/wp.htm

    Then I said what the heck..let's just look at the manual.

    Rand:Space Weapons- Earth Wars.
    2002

    http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monograph_reports/2011/RAND_MR1209.pdf

    Pg 31-45..'interesting'
    Pg 173…I think they are still wishing.

    Humans..pfft..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The military..the marching and beating of the drum.
    What don't they get about.."Game over".

  • If my calculations are correct the meteor was only 4 minutes from going down over Fukushima http://radioactivechat.blogspot.com/2013/02/fukushima-dodged-meteorite-by-4min.html

    So we really dodged a bullet there

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Gee..going down over Fukushima….what are the odds?
      Such musings over latte..

    • The blast force that occurred probably stirred up some 'radioactive dust' from Russia's earlier nuclear mistakes.

      like…
      The Kyshtym disaster was a radiation contamination event. The 3rd worst in our planets short history of nukes. Level 6. 1957

      …Ozyorsk, a closed city built around the Mayak plant. Since Ozyorsk/Mayak (also known as Chelyabinsk-40 and Chelyabinsk-65) was not marked on maps, the disaster was named after Kyshtym, the nearest known town.
      (credit user Mungo)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyshtym_disaster

      🙁 Plume map:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ostural-Spur.png

      • "…the CIA knew of the 1957 Mayak accident since 1959, but kept it secret to prevent adverse consequences for the fledgling American nuclear industry." – from the wiki link above

        Lied to from the beginning!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    That's one long trajectory without falling.

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      PS..And the arc is just weird..I can't explain it..makes one wonder about the origin of trajectory.

      • Yes, and the trailing plumes reminded me of the shuttle launch disaster too.

        Usually when things go 'boom' like that, they fly apart. Clear sky, should have maybe seen something. (?)

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          In the Rand link above…pg 143 onward…there is data concerning Circular Orbits..and weapons trajectory…impact velocity..etc..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    @RadiationChat..thank you for your input..

  • irhologram

    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/asteroid-2012-da14-dislodged-with-meteoroids-plausible-answer-russian-cuban-californian-meteors-similar-trajectories-asteroid-families-orbits-unrelated/
    Well, Rose, although no specific tragectories were mentioned, except by the American living on the South side of town who said the Russian "trails" came from the the direction of the South, from the site of Russia's new super duper missile site, and was preceded by two nuclear-like explosions, according to him. He gave the specific timing (read from my other post) and described many, many smaller booms after that. Now the problem with viewing this NOT as a meteor is: what do you do with Cuba and San Francisco? The "trail" in San Francisco looked pretty much the same as Russia. So……. I'm not able to make that leap right now…..wouldn't that mean…if its not a meteor family…that it's munitions…of some sort, for some reason, from someone/someones?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Cuba and San Francisco..look like a bit of the same..cover.. perhaps.
    They are watching one in Florida…I think looks like a real meteorite.
    I haven't got much more time to muse on Star Wars Weaponry.
    Studying artificial pollination techniques..is probably time better spent.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's the twin plume that interests me.
    Dec 12 2012

    UFO Falling to Earth

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQlIJjJvL5A

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Thanks you for the link..PavewayIII.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Sooo..if the 'thing' in the clip… we are looking at was lower in the atmosphere/closer to earth..would/could it resemble the pattern of the Russian meteor?

          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            In very cold air you may be able to get something like that, but the jet would have to be climbing. During approach for landing, the engine is almost at idle. You wouldn't see nearly that pronounced of a trail. The meteor trail looked too dense and volumous to be just water vapor. I would think that's how a white-hot hunk of nickel and iron look and smoke, but it seems improbable that it would suddenly go from white-hot and smoking to 'just a hot flying rock'.

            The two trails suggests to me that either the rock was in two large pieces by then – you really can't make it out because of the white light. Or the rock was somewhat flat or spinning and produced something like a wake from a boat. I would say wingtip vortices if I knew it had wings.

  • Jay

    … yady-yada …. common people , tax payers spend Trillions of Fiat money for reliable ballistic shields !

    Present radars can see our own satellites in orbit at 27,500 Km up .
    The meteorite would cover that distance in 20 to 15 minutes at over 40,000 Km/h .
    Just 10 minutes should be enough for the S-400 commanders to make the decision to FIRE ! After all there is no passanger plane or human-made object that can travel at that velocity … TOWARDS YOU !

    S-400 missile range is 400 Km up at minimum Mach 2 .
    It would reach 100 Km up in 2.7 minutes at Mach 2 .

    A group of fifty S-400 could have met the meteorite at some 100 Km up just right to cause Cracks into it .
    At the huge 40,000 Km/H+ speed those crack would expend quicly leading to the desintegration of the meteorite , avoiding the big shock wave and the injuries/damage it caused .

    So , WTH is going on ??

    • "Russia's Armed Forces could receive the first of its next-generation S-500 air defense missile systems as early as in 2013. The new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile will have a 5-ton warhead, which is four times that of its predecessors"

      "Russia currently has four S-400 regiments – two in the Moscow region, one in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, and one in the Eastern Military District."

      "The S-400 Triumf long- to medium-range surface-to-air missile system can effectively engage any aerial target, including aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cruise and ballistic missiles at up to 400 kilometers and an altitude of up to 30 kilometer"

      On the flipside I would think a missile launch like that would be detected by almost everyone.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Well..they are conditioning the people to accept..fireballs falling on them… they are blurring what is known about meteorites..to the point …they can hide the new weaponry behind this lack of understanding..with an ultimate goal of using meteorites as weapons..

    Rock throwing in space.

    PS.They are also gearing up for people to believe they are being attacked by aliens..when they told they are.
    The ultimate ruse.

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      checkout Starship Troopers, Heart of the Rose. It's a brilliant parody that exposes 'species-ism' and how humans are manipulated by hate. Though the movie's based on Heinlein's book, the cast has a 90210 flavor, which requires some pinching of the nose. But if you can get past the testosterone-driven dialog and chiseled looks, you're in for a hidden treat (and many laughs). Of interest is how deep-space 'rocks' are diverted and used to attack the Earth's population…

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120201/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

  • irhologram

    The eyewitness from south of town said the S-400 was housed just a few miles further South of him.

  • irhologram

    http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=269457. Fireball explosion in Japan the day before.

  • irhologram

    Also, saw mention of a fireball in Florida, but no details. So, Japan, Cuba, San Francisco, Russia, and Florida. Others?

  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    The recent meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk is a wake-up call to Earth…

    B612 website…

    http://b612foundation.org/

    some background info…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B612_Foundation

    • Anthony Anthony

      You posted it first and I truly find it uncanny it turned out exactly as known. I also agree more to come… this is the calm before a storm system approaching. What crashed on earth this time is junior sized for what I think is ahead. Man has rarely survived this cycle in the past to write to us about it. We just find evidence of their extensive lives, like ours are now, not a soul in sight to pass the story on.

      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        then you'll be interested in this, too, Anthony…

        Russia to spend billions on asteroid defense

        http://rt.com/news/russia-billions-asteroid-protection-502/

      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        sense some sadness in your words, Anthony. Don't be. Always remember, it is the vision that you have that survives this world. Knowing the harsh truth not only creates the desire for change, it also acts to fuse the vision into what's required to bring it about. (Snake biting its tail kinda thing.)

        Humans have allowed the noise of their contemporary world to drown-out their quiet focus. The 'ancients' were able to apply such mental focus to bring-about what we've come to take for granted. A handful of the 'empowered' don't want you (or any others) to understand just how powerful you are; what change you can bring about. With so much ugliness about, very few can see what's just beyond the horizon. Don't wait for others to see it. See it for what will be. This 'process' is already happening (has been for a long-long time)…

  • irhologram

    Courtesy of InLikeFlint comments BIN. I haven't verified the info.
    Below is some information the MSM and NASA are not telling you. Yes, meteors and bolides (big fireball meteors) hit the Earth everyday. Before 2005, the average number of sightings per day for bolides was 1.2 per day and it had been that way for the last 100 years. However, after 2005, bolide sightings have increased to a level of 6.01 per day as of Dec 31, 2012 and it is still increasing. So far for 2013, there have been over 377 events recorded. That’s 7.85 bolide sightings per day! This increase should be cause for concern for everyone on Earth. I’m sure it means something and its not good.

  • irhologram

    Recap: meteor/fireball timeline.
    February 14 Fireball over Texas
    Meteor Injures Thousands in Russia
    Flash of light over San Francisco Bay Area

    February 15:
    Meteor explodes over Cuba
    Another fireball caught on a dashboard cam in San Francisco
    Asteroid 2012 DA14 flew by the earth at a record-setting proximity to Earth – this type of event happens once every few centuries!

    February 16:
    Huge fireball/meteor over Japan

    February 17:
    Orange fireball over Miami Lakes area in Florida (more)
    Arizona sees a huge uptick in meteor sightings
    Many Central Texans see meteor/fireball
    Black UFO Near Russia Meteor
    UFO Over Japan (same one as the Russia meteor?)

  • irhologram

    oK, I'm going to go with a SAM shot down the meteor. It would appear we're entering times of almost a 10 fold increase in annual meteor activity in the last 10 years. I'm not at ALL sure why the trajectories since Feb. 14 are all different…guess they're coming at us from all directions…which doesn't make sense if we're passing through a more intense field. I only say it was shot down because "something" in the video overtook it from behind, seemed to go through it, cause it to explode, and then this "something" seemed to come out the nose of the meteo continuing in perfect trajectory. Speaking increasing fire from the sky, the prophecy of 12th Century St. Malachi… is pretty in your face…accuratly predicting a 900 year succession of Popes, the resignation of this one, and meteors everywhere while Cardinals are talking about a successor. The current Bishop of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI, would correspond to the pope described in the penultimate prophecy. The list ends with a pope identified as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will allegedly bring the destruction of the city of Rome, the Catholic Church and usher the beginning of the Apocalypse.[1]

  • irhologram

    Wired, huh!

  • irhologram

    I meant Wierd. Darned spellcheck.

  • irhologram

    fireballs were reported on all sides of the world – Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Australia, Cuba, South Africa, Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, northern Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, UK…

  • Sol Man

    Stout men will be reduced to tears crawling on the ground when they find that it is impossible for them to create a healthy family.
    And, they had nothing to do with slicing and dicing of their dna strands.