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Possible meteorite caught on camera in Russia

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:47 PM -

A suspected meteor tore through the skies over the northern Russian city of Murmansk, late Saturday night.

Russia Today reports several observers identified the bright fireball as a meteorite, or space debris, re-entering the atmosphere. 


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Officials have yet to confirm what the object was, or where fragments are likely to have landed. 

Multiple drivers with dashcams caught the blaze of light on film, which tore through the sky Saturday morning at 2:10 am local time. 


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While this astral event caused no damage or injury, a massive meteorite that streaked the skies above Chelyabinsk, Russia last February, injured hundreds and incurred upwards of $30-million in damages.

Watch video from that historic event below:

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