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Reports of meteor shower in eastern Russia.

Summary: A powerful blast has rocked the Russian region of the Urals with reports suggesting a meteor shower has taken place.

A powerful blast has rocked the Russian region of the Urals, with reports suggesting a meteor shower has taken place.

Local residents say they witnessed burning objects in the sky of the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions.

A reporter in Chelyabinsk said a shockwave could be felt in a 19-storey building in the town centre.

Buildings have had windows broken and car alarms were triggered by the explosion.

The trace from a falling object could be seen in Yekaterinburg, some 125 miles southeast of Chelyabinsk, according to another witness.

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Date:Feb 15, 2013
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