RAS scientists ruled out the meteorite in the Khabarovsk region
The collapse of a hill in the Khabarovsk region could only call a landslide, the Director of the Institute of astronomy, Boris Shustov. He added that such destruction could cause large meteorite, but it could be at the stage of entering the atmosphere.
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“I reviewed the records of all the world’s services, particularly the minor planet center, there is nothing such was not” — said Mr. jester. According to him, specialists from the Institute of dynamics of geospheres also analyzed the situation and “came to the conclusion that the most likely — and most likely 100% likely — it’s just a landslide”. Earlier it became known that part of the hill collapsed in the Bureya river in Khabarovsk Krai, 73 km from Poselka chekunda.
This is also the opinion of a specialist in public relations of branch of JSC “RusHydro—Bureyskaya HPP” Jaroslav kites.
According to information which is, in the region of Small Creek Sandar, a landslide occurred. We can not confirm the information about the earthquake or the fall of the meteorite, our seismic station of such data is not recorded.(quoted by “RIA Novosti”)
According to him, the local seismological network in the area of the Bureya shows the “smooth” picture for the stations, and she Bureyskaya HPP is operating normally and while the decline in the flow of the Creek after the incident “does not threaten”.
“Probably a meteorite was the cause, but this is unlikely. Could be samaapatti, for example, of natural causes cracks appeared in the rocks” , — told “Kommersant” the Chairman of the Khabarovsk regional branch of the Russian geographical society Alexei Makhinov. According to him, the cause of the collapse could be quake.
We will remind, the head of the Verkhnebureinsky district of Khabarovsk Krai Alexey Maslov said that the top of the hill demolished it a meteorite. “An object fell at a sharp angle, knocked down the hill and smeared on the bed. Apparently, the meteorite was huge, if he could fill the river bed by 40 meters”, — he said. According to Mr. Maslova, experts of the regional Department of the emergencies Ministry said that blocked the river embankment has a length of about 800 m, a width of over 400 m, and height from 80 m to 160 m. exceeding the background radiation is not detected.