(Fox News) As more than 1,000 people seek medical attention for injuries caused by a meteor explosion over Russia’s Ural Mountains Friday, experts say these injuries could range from minor eye scratches to blunt force trauma.
The injuries most likely resulted from the meteor’s sonic blast, which shattered countless windows and caused falling debris. It is estimated the explosions broke more than 1 million square feet of glass.
The meteor, which was assessed to be about 10 tons, entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 33,000 miles per hour. It shattered about 18 to 32 miles above the ground, according to the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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