What the Russian Meteorite's Shockwave Really Felt Like on the Ground

By Casey Chan on at

As we get to know more and more about how powerful the meteorite that exploded over Russia really was, something still gets lost in translation. This video makes it abundantly clear how strong the blast was. The footage is collected from different locations throughout the Chelyabinsk city and shows how it really felt on the ground. The boom is pretty freakin' scary.

English Russia describes the video:

This footage from multiple locations thru the Chelyabinsk city suddenly hit by the shockwave of the last Friday meteorite can illustrate how really it would be to witness some apocalyptic event of either man made or other mass destruction and panic. People caught in their offices, schools, workshops all in one moment break their daily routines and get a panic shock of different degree.

So that's why all those cameras record us everyday! It's to collect footage in case of natural disaster. All snark aside, what the footage captures is truly incredible. I can't even imaging being thrown across the room because of the force of a meteorite. [English Russia TV]