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SIBERIA METEORITE FLATTENS 40 SQ MILES
The Times ^ | 7 June 2003 | Robin Shepherd

Posted on 06/09/2003 5:25:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette

IF IT had hit Central London, Britain would no longer have a capital city. The force of the meteorite that hit eastern Siberia last September destroyed 40 square miles of forest and caused earth tremors felt 60 miles away.

An expedition from Russia's Kosmopoisk institute has only recently reached the site in a remote area north of Lake Baikal because of bad weather and difficult terrain, the Interfax news agency said yesterday.

Fragments of the meteorite had apparently exploded into shrapnel 18 miles above the Earth with the force of at least 200 tonnes of TNT.

At the time, Russian media reported that villagers 60 miles away had witnessed a gigantic fireball screeching down from the sky, causing windows to rattle and house lights to swing as they were hit by blast waves on September 25. There were no reported casualties.

Copyright 2003, The Times


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baillie; bibical; catastrophism; civilizations; comet; comets; destruction; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; impact; irkutsk; kaboomski; levy; meteorite; meteors; mikebaillie; myth; russia; shoemaker; siberia; tales; tunguska; velikovsky
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Or it could've hit Paris.

Though 200 of TNT Tons seems a little light.

1 posted on 06/09/2003 5:25:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette
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To: Mike Darancette
tons Of TNT
2 posted on 06/09/2003 5:26:10 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Soddom has left the bunker.)
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To: Mike Darancette
Like a mini Tunguska, cool.
3 posted on 06/09/2003 5:34:09 PM PDT by Notforprophet (Everything is true. Even false things are true.)
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To: Mike Darancette
You know, all kidding aside, it is amazingly lucky that the thing didn't come down over a more populated area. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
4 posted on 06/09/2003 5:34:58 PM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Mike Darancette; blam
.2 kilotons is way small for a city buster.
5 posted on 06/09/2003 5:38:46 PM PDT by RightWhale (gazing at shadows)
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To: Mike Darancette
Last September and they only know reached it?

It wouldn't be like that here, by now there would already be a burger joint shaped like a flying saucer on the spot,
and a trailer from the Area 51 society, Art Bell would be
broadcasting from the smoking hole, and Peta would be protesting the loss of some obscure animal.
6 posted on 06/09/2003 5:39:14 PM PDT by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: Mike Darancette
Anybody got before/after satellite pics?
7 posted on 06/09/2003 5:40:04 PM PDT by rmmcdaniell
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To: Rebel_Ace
....."I Wouldn't Wish that on Anyone!"...

Come On!!-- Not Even "Mecca??"

Doc

8 posted on 06/09/2003 5:40:09 PM PDT by Doc On The Bay ( 2)
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To: tet68
...........and at least one reality TV show.
9 posted on 06/09/2003 5:40:25 PM PDT by breakem
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To: Mike Darancette
What is it about Siberia that attracts these weird explosions? Is Siberia accursed?
10 posted on 06/09/2003 5:41:49 PM PDT by LibKill (MOAB, the greatest advance in Foreign Relations since the cat-o'-nine-tails!)
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To: Rebel_Ace
You know, all kidding aside, it is amazingly lucky that the thing didn't come down over a more populated area. I wouldn't wish that on anyone

Well, the earth is 70% water, so chances are these things will hit in the middle of an ocean. Then, most areas of land are unpopulated still believe it or not. Take the land mass of the North Pole, Northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, the South Pole, etc...

Chances are good that these won't make direct hits on a populated area. But, there always is a chance, and somebody wins the lottery.

If this sucker hit downtown L.A. or hit about 2 miles off in the ocean in L.A. Harbor, we would still be talking about the damage. Direct hit of this thing in L.A. would make 9-11 look like a small death count in comparison.

11 posted on 06/09/2003 5:43:31 PM PDT by dogbyte12
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To: Mike Darancette
Sorry.

Can I have my meterorite back now ?
12 posted on 06/09/2003 5:45:21 PM PDT by PoorMuttly (I was cleaning it, and it just sort-of "went off")
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To: tet68
and Peta would be protesting the loss of some obscure animal.

ROTFL!!!

13 posted on 06/09/2003 5:45:41 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: Mike Darancette
An apropos time to repeat my favorite one line post:
The sky is falling!
14 posted on 06/09/2003 5:46:14 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: LibKill
"Is Siberia accursed?"

Sort of like a trailer park with a tornado?

15 posted on 06/09/2003 5:48:06 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: Doc On The Bay
>>>....."I Wouldn't Wish that on Anyone!"... <<<

Not even on a Hillary book signing...?

16 posted on 06/09/2003 5:48:54 PM PDT by HardStarboard
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To: breakem
Tunguska Survivor.
In which three members of the politbureau, an Italian
socialist weather forcaster, two brainless french bimbos
and vladimir the vodka salesman struggle to survive the
effects of the rain of meteorites.

Last week one member of the politbureau,and the Italian were incinerated, and the rather hairy french bimbo
was killed by mosquitos.

Who will fall next?
17 posted on 06/09/2003 5:51:37 PM PDT by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: tet68
Not a bad idea to be voted out of Siberia.
18 posted on 06/09/2003 5:54:57 PM PDT by breakem
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To: Mike Darancette
SIBERIA METEORITE FLATTENS 40 SQ MILES, yadda yadda yadda
19 posted on 06/09/2003 5:55:31 PM PDT by putupon (Hi, my name is put, and i'm a FReepaholic)
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To: Mike Darancette
Didn't this happen in 1908? Worlds in Collision.
20 posted on 06/09/2003 5:56:47 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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