Nuclear test monitoring system detected meteor explosion over Russia
Article first published online: 15 OCT 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 42, page 384, 15 October 2013
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Sound waves from the Chelyabinsk meteor, which exploded over Russia on 15 February 2013, were detected by 20 infrasound stations that are part of the international monitoring system operated by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). The fireball was the most energetic event observed since the 1908 Tunguska meteorite impact and is the most energetic event detected by the CTBTO network.