Contest #282 answer: Lake Chebarkul, Oblast, Russia.

When we were all waiting for the close flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14, an unexpected event happened in Russia.
A 10.000 tons chunk of unearth material entered the atmosphere above russia, causing some spectacular fireworks and a huge shockwave, which caused injuries to some 1500 people.


Luckily for us, most Russian cars are equipped with dash cams, so there is a lot of footage of this event to be seen on YouTube.


Pieces of this asteroid reached the ground making it into a meteorite, a large one struck a hole of 6 m diameter in the frozen lake Chebarkul.

Those who were not hit:

  • Walter_V_R
  • LawnBoy
  • hhgygy
  • Cloudspotter
  • steve willis
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Farceur
  • Wista
  • krenek
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Sandworm
  • Marty
  • mehmet durmus
  • VSWG
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Sarah G.
  • rob de wolff
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Dennis S.
  • ACG
  • mccrumplair
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith

– Hint –

  • Steve Hoge
  • Andy McConnell
  • donaaronio
  • kevin45
  • David Kozina
  • Mik
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • steven simmons
  • Rosella
  • Adam Macer