Chelyabinsk Russia Meteorite


Click images below to enlarge:

chelyabinsk352a.JPG (131308 bytes)  chelyabinsk352b.JPG (141386 bytes)  chelyabinsk352c.JPG (127550 bytes)  chelyabinsk352d.JPG (144803 bytes)

chelyabinsk352e.JPG (131506 bytes)  chelyabinsk352f.JPG (145920 bytes)

This specimen weighs 352 grams.  It measures 83 mm by 54 mm by 51 mm.  All measurements taken at widest points.



  • Chelyabinsk Russia
  • Fell February 15, 2013
  • Stone - LL5

At 9:22 a.m. (local time) on February 15, 2013, a bright fireball was seen by numerous residents in parts of the Kurgan, Tyumen, Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk districts. Images of the fireball were captured by many video cameras, especially in Chelyabinsk. Residents of the Chelyabinsk district heard the sound of a large explosion. The impact wave destroyed many windows in Chelyabinsk and surrounding cities. Many people were wounded by glass fragments. A part of the roof and a wall of a zinc plant and a stadium in Chelyabinsk were also damaged. Numerous (thousands) stones fell as a shower around Pervomaiskoe, Deputatsky and Yemanzhelinka villages ~40 km S of Chelyabinsk. The meteorite pieces were recovered and collected out of snow by local people immediately after the explosion. The snow cover was about 0.7 m deep. The falling stones formed holes surrounded by firm snow. Largest stones reached the frozen soil. A stone may have broken the ice of Chebarkul Lake, located 70 km W of Chelyabinsk. Small meteorite fragments were found around the 8 m hole in the ice but divers did not find any stones on the lake bottom.


mmemail.gif (1175 bytes)


Home | Sikhote-alin Meteorites | All Other Meteorites | Photo Gallery

Ordering Information | Found a Meteorite?

All photos and text are copyright and may not be used without permission.