Meteorite Lands in Lake Baikal Frightening Local Residents (VIDEO)

© Sputnik / Vladimir Smirnov / Go to the photo bankA piece of meteorite landed right in Lake Baikal in Russia’s Siberia, Irkutsk State University (ISU) reported Wednesday, according to TV Channel Zvezda.
A piece of meteorite landed right in Lake Baikal in Russia’s Siberia, Irkutsk State University (ISU) reported Wednesday, according to TV Channel Zvezda. - Sputnik International
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A piece of meteorite landed right in Lake Baikal in Russia’s Siberia, Irkutsk State University (ISU) reported Wednesday, according to TV Channel Zvezda.

Although the meteorite fell on October 22, the Astronomical Observatory of the University published its report on Wednesday.

"The piece of meteorite was first observed at the height of 67.2 meters, but then was quickly lost out of sight at the height of 62.1 meters," the ISU statement said.

The meteorite didn't have as much hitting power due to the celestial body catching up with the Earth. That's why the speed of the meteorite didn't exceed 13 km/s when it hit the lake.

According to ISU scientists, the meteorite landed one kilometer away from the shore of Baikal near the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe. Local residents noticed the meteorite fall and actively discussed the event in online forums.

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