Russian Fireball Explodes over Chelyabinsk–And it’s all the US’s Fault!!!!   65 comments

 

Meteoroid Explodes Over Russia ~ Blame The USA!!!*

 

Image Credit: AP/Nasha gazeta (Meteoroid Flare)

A massive meteoroid flared through the skies over Russia’s sparsely inhabited region of Chelyabinsk, situated about 930 miles east of Moscow where it exploded early on Friday, triggering an atomic bomb-sized shock wave that injured more than a thousand people, blew out windows and caused some of the older Russian population to fear “the end of the world was nigh.”

Although there were no reported fatalities a report by Russia’s Interior Ministry showed medical care was requested after the shock wave by 1,100 people, approximately 50 of whom were hospitalised. The majority of injured people suffered glass cuts after windows shattered in the shock wave caused by the blast. Chelyabinsk schools reported that 200+ children were among the injured.

 Image Credit: A meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk (AP)NASA said the flash momentarily shone brighter than the Sun. The vapour trail it left in its wake could be seen hundreds of miles around, extending to the neighbouring location of Kazakhstan.

1908 Tunguska Event

NASA said it was the largest reported fireball since the Tunguska event in 1908 — an asteroid explosion that impacted a remote region of the Siberian forest flattening millions of trees over 820 square miles in the process.

The 50-foot-wide (15-meter-wide), meteoroid – estimated to be about 10 tons – entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a speeds of a minimum of 54,000kph (33,000mph) exploding into fragments 12 to 15 miles (20 to 25 kilometres) approximately above ground level. The energy it released at this point was equal to 300 to 500 kilotons of TNT. ~ Russian Academy of Sciences. This amounted 10 times+ as much energy as the atom bombs that exploded over Japan at the end of World War II released. Even estimates released by NASA were based on readings from infrasound sensors to detect nuclear blasts, set up by the “Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization”.

Asteroid 2012 DA14

The fireball hit just hours before asteroid2012 DA14, 150-foot-wide and big enough to flatten London came within a 17,200 miles (28,000 km) flyby of Earth. NASA officials said the two events were purely incidental. "It’s simply a coincidence. It looks like they were moving in different directions and weren’t on the same orbit." ~ Paul Chodas, an asteroid researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Image Credit: A circular hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor reportedly struck the lake near Chelyabinsk (AP) 

A photo provided by the Chelyabinsk regional police department released a photo displaying a hole in the iced-over lake near Chebarkul, 20-foot-wide (6-meter-wide) discovered whilst searching for surviving fragments of the explosion. Military officials reported that radiation levels around the site of impact had shown to be normal, according to “Interfax.”

*Conspiracy Theories

Inevitably in these circumstances the conspiracy theories are doing the rounds… Vladimir, ultra-nationalist leader of the Russian Liberal Democrat party, has the idea that the massive meteoroid was in reality America’s new weapon.

Although not confirmed there are reports that sources from the military claim that the meteoroid was intercepted by Russian air defence forces, who it is suggested used a missile to obliterate it at heights of 20km.

"It’s not a meteorite falling – it’s a test of new American weapons. Neither the US nor Russia had the capability to bring down such objects.” ~ Zhirinovsky

So there you have it! It’s all America’s fault…Really America Winking smile Stop being so naughty and put those toys down immediatelyWinking smile and go sit on the naughty step lol Smile

Sources:

Reuters

Associated Press

NBC News

MSN

65 responses to “Russian Fireball Explodes over Chelyabinsk–And it’s all the US’s Fault!!!!

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  1. It really makes you appreciate just how powerful nature can be.

    • Considering that one wiped out the dinosoaurs from the face of the Earth! Yes! This is what happens when you write books about American Rebellions!!! I reckon they are the real conspiracy theory disguised as your books!! So it is of course still all America’s fault!!! Yours in particular as the author of the books in question! lol😉😀

  2. I have my own conspiracy theory…. that this was a big snowball thrown from Europa that got seriously out of hand…..

    • BAD dog Rumpy!! lol😀 No treats for you today!! Definitely no cookies! (Wolfie ate them whilst you were dreaming up your conspiracy theories lol😉 I mean, I wouldn’t mind Rumpy lol…but you were exactly right! But you weren’t meant to tell anyone! And certainly not the whole of W/P!!! The thing is…that huge snowball DID get seriously out of hand…but you see it was aimed at you!! And something went horribly wrong and…well…you know what happened next😀 Thing is Rump’s … that does, indirectly still mean, it’s all America’s fault!!! HooOOOOooooOOOwWWWWWWwwwwLLLLLLLooooooooL!!! Oh Wolfie snowballs!!🙂

  3. Well Wolfie Russia is that used to blaming the USA. you have to have some one to blame I saw a post that said if it had been a few hours later it would have hit central England. and caused much more death by hitting major cities

    • Yes…it is a rather worrying prospect! But then I guess that would have been the fault of the USA too! We all blame each other at the end of the day, and in such circumstances conspiracy theories are bound to run rife no matter where they stem from.

  4. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

  5. Of course, it must be America’s fault. The farm I had here in South Africa was in the site of the oldest and largest meteorite impact site on earth. I was part of the team that managed to get it declared as a World Heritage Site. It happened long before life on the planet but the meteorite was 10km in diameter and the impact site actually covers a 300km radius. Can you imagine being around when that happened!!!

    • What interesting people I meet here on W/P! You’re lucky to have such a fascinating World Heritage Site and to have been a part of the team that made it possible…brilliant🙂 If we’d been around when it happened presumably we wouldn’t be around to tell the tale😉 Not even the Wolfie tail lol🙂

  6. If over a thousand people needed medical treatment in a sparsely populated area, the devastation would have caused chaos in a more populated region.

  7. Of course it wasn’t America, Icewolf! It was a UFO. Conspiracy theories indeed? What is the world coming to?
    My sources say it’s a UFO, but I don’t really believe them.

    • I do Aquatom! Absolutely😉 It all becomes clear now…a UFO…nothing to do with USA🙂 Silly Wolfie lol…but wait a minute! Don’t all UFOs show up first in USA?…isn’t that where all the sightings and alien abductions take place?…phew! I was right then…lol…its all America’s fault! Oops🙂

  8. I can understand that the ppl in Russia thought the earth was going down. Wolfy I dont know and the Stories abt everything and nothing start to have a life.
    but at the end it could be worse Be well Wolfy.

    • It could have been a lot worse…but for those unfortunate people affected by it they can’t be feeling too great about the situation! Did you know the meteroid caused the equivalent of around 2million UK pounds of damage? Still…as you rightly said, in some respects it could have been worse. Wolfie hugs!

  9. Well, whether it was a UFO or an American missile, it’s all very scary, I do wish they’d STOP making weapons,, guns and anything else that causes damage and damages the planet. enough, enough.

    • Well in this case Arlene, it was a totally natural event🙂 One that nature saw fit to throw at the planet…maybe a sharp reminder of what else might lie in store for us if we don’t start getting our act together and stop damaging the planet ourselves! But you know what we humans are like…just can’t help getting our teeth in a good old paranoid conspiracy theory or two no matter how far fetched they may be!!🙂
      Here’s a nice non-damaging Wolfie hug for you and Ruby😀

  10. Thank you for providing more info Wolfie, and being able to view these spectacular photos… Its just fortunate that it landed where it did and not in a more built up area….. Hope those little paws are now thawed out…🙂 Hugs xox

  11. Thank you Wolfie – for the post and pictures. It added to the coverage given by the main media in Singapore.

    • Thanks Eric! Always happy to know such posts prove beneficial🙂 I look forward to visiting yours properly this evening when I get back to the trusty laptop. Mobile broadband permitting in its current temperamental condition!!🙂

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  14. A scary moment, and a very good
    posting to compliment the phenomenon…

    • Very scary considering it arrived pretty much un-noticed with everyone pre-occupied with the asteroid! Thank you for visit and comment🙂 Feel free to call in anytime, you are very welcome🙂

  15. Das muss es ja sehr Kalt sein und es zeigt uns wie mächtig die Natur ist.ein wundeschöner Beitrag.Wünsche dir einen schönen glücklichen Tag,mit lieben Grüßen von mir.Gruß und Freundschaft Gislinde.

    • Danke mein guter Freund Gislinde🙂
      Ich denke, wir manchmal undestimate die Kraft der Natur!
      Wir müssen daran erinnern;)
      Es ist besorgniserregend, dass niemand es kommen sah …
      sie waren zu sehr damit beschäftigt gerade die Asteroiden und nicht der Meteorit.
      Wolfie umarmen in Freundschaft🙂

  16. Hej Wolfie..
    Skönt att se dig igen..
    Ja jag har gjort den här veckan till en bra
    Jag städar datorn och tar hand om alla bilder..
    Jag har väntat så länge och skjuter det hela tiden framåt till en annan dag för det är så tråkigt men nu har jag börjat hurra för mig..
    Ha en fin helg min fin varg kram Nicki

    ps..Hoppas vi slipper meteorider hos oss😦

    • Hej Nicki🙂
      Jag har haft problem med uppdateringar nyligen …
      De har inte visas i flera fall
      så om jag har missat några av dina artiklar
      Jag ber om ursäkt!
      Jag arbetar på en lösning🙂
      Kanske en följd av meteoriten😉
      Kram Wolfie🙂

  17. I agree, it’s all America’s fault..SMH, they always have their hand in the cookie jar! If there ever isn’t a conspiracy about something from the infinity of space being linked to another country ….well It might be the day pigs fly, instead of meteors! And if that happens it is definitely a farming conspiracy, you heard it here first!

  18. It seems a convenient location for the meteor to land i.e. it was in sparsely populated area. London or New York are thankful for that. The more I think about it the more I wonder if it wasn’t a “test” gone wrong. Interesting article Wolfie as you always provide thoughtful events to consider along with great photos.
    love you, Eddie

    • I’m not sure I’d credit even the mighty USA with having that much control over the workings of natural phenomenon from cosmic space lol😉 but none the less the notion it could have been a test gone wrong is certainly an interesting one🙂 And after all…you just never know do you?!!
      Lovely to hear from you again Eddie, Wolfie hugs🙂

  19. Wünsche dir Liebe Wolfie einen glücklichen guten Wochenstart mir vieleicht was Sonne grüße dich ganz lieb Gislinde.Freundschaft

  20. The scientist saw this coming some years ago and were able to acuratly predict that it would just miss the earth!!! well thank goodnes it did! How can they be so precise I will just have to send for Proff Brian Cox to explain it all to me😉

    Susan

  21. Hej Wolfie…
    Idag är det mycket bättre här bara -8
    Isen och snön är kvar men nästa månad får vi vår i Sverige härligt ..Hoppas allt bra med dig min fina vackra varg..Många pussar på nosen Kram Nicki

    • ENDAST -8 Nicki?!😀
      Det är frostiga och isiga och fruktansvärda!
      Det är 5 idag och känns som -5😉
      Jag har stora frostskador av wolfie tassar igen!
      Hålla värmen min underbara vän och en stor puss på näsan från oss Wolfies! Kram Wolfie🙂

  22. Reblogged this on Jesse Talks Back and commented:
    Wow, another massive meteoroid over Russia, or USA/aliens?😉 love it!

    • Aliens I think Jesse!! Oh maybe not…it’s usually alien abductions in the USA not Russia isn’t it?! Ah well…lol … they’ll get the USA next time! lol😉
      Thank you for the reblog🙂 Reblogs are still a very new experience for this li’l ole Wolfie😉 so they’re very exciting and make me GrrRRRRRrrreAAAT!!!
      Take care and I’ll be back to check your fine blog out soon… I’m still on catch-up just now!🙂

  23. I have been reading all of your discussion. Just want to say, May Almighty God extends His protection to Earth and bless us wonderful people. Thank you europasicewolf.

  24. It wasn’t america’s fault, it wasn’t a snowball and it wasn’t an “imaginary” god’s fault. It was just NATURE telling us just who is in charge of this spinning ball of rock.

    • I should think you’re absolutely right there Kenny…partially😉 It PROBABLY wasn’t America’s fault lol … it wasn’t really a snowball…that’s more accurate for a comet and that would be closer to a very dirty snowball😀 I’d even agree it wasn’t an imaginary god’s fault as an imaginary one wouldn’t exist😉🙂 It might be true to say it was something to do with the REAL God though that wouldn’t actually be for us to say, much less to allocate BLAME for🙂 So essentially I’d go with the nature theory🙂 However since God is the God of nature and creator of it…(and we won’t get into a Darwin,TOE etc discussion here OK?!!) then it could be said to have something to do with God after all🙂 This is the point where you and I should slip off quietly to an uninterrupted corner of the blog page to battle our conflicting ideas out I suppose! But since you know I’d come out on top because I am of course right lol…I guess that won’t be happening!!
      I have however thoroughly enjoyed your thoughts on this subject! … Is that steam I can see coming out of your ears?!! Ooops!!🙂

  25. Hej Wolfie…
    Vad härligt att du gillar mina bullar..
    Detta är en speciell sort som finns från januari fran till påsk sen försvinner dom igen..Det är så gott..
    Ja wolfie jag hoppas du inte blir fet då är det mitt fel..Men dom tar slut efter påsk sen får du motionera lite..Kram på dig min vackra varg…//Nicki

  26. Merhaba benim tatlı ve sevgili arkadaşım Buz🙂
    senin değerli sözlerin için çok teşekkür ederim
    ben mutlu ve sevgi dolu bir gün diliyorum
    kendine çok iyi bak benim özel arkadaşım Buz
    senin için çok kucak dolusu sevgiler yolluyorum..
    öptümmmmmm🙂

    • Merhaba ve teşekkür ederim benim güzel ve özel bir arkadaşım Seçil🙂
      Yeni hafta başlatmak için
      Sana gönderin büyük bir kucaklama ve sevgi… Buz!
      öptümmmmmm😀

  27. Wünsche dir ein schönes glückliches Weekend liebe und Glück Gruß und Freundschaft Gislinde.

  28. Merhaba benim sevgili arkadaşım buz🙂
    senin için sevgi ve hoş bir haftasonu diliyorum
    kendine iyi bak benim sevgili arkadaşım🙂
    çok kucak dolusu sevgilerl
    öptümmmmm🙂

    • Merhaba Benim güzel arkadaşım Seçil🙂
      Şanlı gül için teşekkür ederiz…
      Çok güzel bir hafta sonu için teşekkür ederiz!
      Ben harika bir yeni hafta diliyorum🙂
      Aşk ve kucaklıyorum … Buz
      öptümmmmm!😀

  29. This week i saw on tv guys working on antarctic. Searching tor meteor rocks. And now in labs checking out things i dont understand.But anyway They are not that big as the one in Russia. Imagine such a one coming down on a big city. Horrible.
    be well Wolfy Hopefully u have also higher temperatures this week.
    CYA
    Mj

  30. I am super super happy Cheif got another chance! He deserves it! He’s in a place that will give him structure acceptance and happiness!🙂

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