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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