New Tunguska! MoooV, hepar, are you alive guys?!

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New Tunguska! MoooV, hepar, are you alive guys?!

Post by kamugin » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:02 am

This event was truly impressive http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21468116
We were lucky the cold war ended over twenty years ago, otherwise... :shock:
Some "in loco" pictures maybe, comrades?

Seriously now, I hope you and your dear ones are well, Russian friends.

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Re: New Tunguska! MoooV, hepar, are you alive guys?!

Post by HumanRage » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:40 am

also in cuba, Cienfuegos

and the big piece passed at 28K km, below the weather sats :P

hell of a day for old Terra.
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Re: New Tunguska! MoooV, hepar, are you alive guys?!

Post by kamugin » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:53 am

Cuba too?! That wasn't in the news!
Maybe God is punishing the commies? But why now only?

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Re: New Tunguska! MoooV, hepar, are you alive guys?!

Post by moooV » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:55 pm

Of course we are alive: we both are living in St.Petersburg, while the meteor has fallen near Chelyabinsk (the city's population is over a million people) - the distance between these cities is nearly the same as between Los Angeles and New York.

The mass of the meteor is estimated to be about 2-5kg and it is totally unrelated to the passing of 2012da14 nearby Earth - it came from the OPPOSITE direction and was impossible to trace due to it's small size.

There are several heavily injured people, who have got hit by the collapsing factory buiding, which was destroyed by a small meteor chunk.

As far as I know, there are no deaths. Several hundred people were injured by the glass chunks - nearly all windows in the city have been blown into pieces by the shockwave, because the meteor has exploded in the atmosphere right above the city before falling about 200km away.

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Of course, the social networks are overflowing from the photos and videos. There are many "Men in black style" jokes, like "It was just a swamp gas, now look here please" and many demotivators/ragecomics.

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Someone has even compiled a single video from many youtube clips - excuse the stupid lowlifes (you can just close the video at 1:25), who shout and swear in the last part of it, but the shockwave sound is awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHoy12qY4bU


PS.
It's nothing like Tunguska - the yesterday event was a small meteor, just windows blown. Apophis would be like Tunguska, if it will collide with Earth in 2036 - but not this one.

Everything is fine, calm down.
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Re: New Tunguska! MoooV, hepar, are you alive guys?!

Post by kamugin » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:16 pm

I'm glad to know you both are fine, actually I wasn't expecting anything else. :mrgreen:

You may downplay the event, however something like that is unique in the recent history, the extension of the damage is astonishing, as we can see in your pictures (thank you for sharing). The many footage of the event makes it the best registered meteorite fall ever. There was a similar incident in Indonesia three years ago http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news165.html, but yesterday incident outshine that one --300kilotons against 50kilotons-- and is the biggest one since Tunguska.

Knowing that Chelyabinsk city have nuclear weapons factories nearby, we could make a "Doctor Strangelove" like movie if this happened when the cold war was still on. :mrgreen:

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Post by moooV » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:55 pm

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-f ... motherland

I laughed seriously. Most of that are mere jokes, but the joke about life-action GTA is a bit close to the reality.

And some more:
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Post by ^Ripper » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:32 pm

I've seen those dash video's, meteor was awesome :)

And about the Russian stereotype about driving...
Youtube search "russia crash compilation" ... nuff said.
Some of these accidents are just mind boggling.

That REALLY IS a live action GTA.

Mooov you own a car?
Does it have a dashcam and Bat/hatchet/icbm missile accessory?

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Post by moooV » Wed May 15, 2013 12:42 pm

^Ripper wrote:Mooov you own a car?
Does it have a dashcam and Bat/hatchet/icbm missile accessory?
I don't own a car because I don't have a driver's license (it's too nervous to drive for me - I get furious and start hating everyone pretty easily, so I don't even want to learn driving).

Today I've accidentally came across this video compilation and decided to share it with you guys.
The video is called 'The second birthday', because people are incredibly lucky there and avoid death miraclously - especially several people at the end of a video, that's truly amazing.

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Post by ^Ripper » Wed May 15, 2013 5:29 pm

Yeah insanely lucky some of them.
Keep walking mooov, its dangerous to drive. (then again, walking isn't safe either)
College / brother went to Kiev and taxidriver there got downtown with insane speeds.
120km/h+
On a wide road, barely any marking on them.
If there is place to drive, you drive there.

He went to see the Chernobyl reactor on a tour.

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Post by ilpolipo » Mon May 20, 2013 12:20 am

moooV wrote: Today I've accidentally came across this video compilation and decided to share it with you guys.
The video is called 'The second birthday', because people are incredibly lucky there and avoid death miraclously - especially several people at the end of a video, that's truly amazing.
Is this police recording? What saddens me is that statistically there must be roughly the same amount of videos where the people actually die... Hopefully this doesn't reach youtube...

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