27 September 2013, 21:49

A huge chunk of meteorite recovered from the bottom of lake Chebarkul

A huge chunk of meteorite recovered from the bottom of lake Chebarkul

A huge chunk of meteorite weighing nearly five kilograms has been lifted from the base of lake Cherbakul in the Chelyabinsk Region of the Urals, Interfax reported.

The meteorite entered the earth’s atmosphere on February 15th and exploded over the Chelyabinsk region. The powerful explosion shattered windows of homes and destroyed the roofs of many buildings in the region, injuring more than 1600 people. A large fragment of the meteorite fell into the lake Cherbakul. Divers have been successful to recover some of the fragments of the meteorite out of the lake.

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