The power of the explosion of the meteorite was 13 thousand tons of TNT
Scientists said that over the Atlantic ocean exploded a powerful meteorite.
According to a statement on the website of the National office for Aeronautics and space research NASA the biggest ball of fire since the fall of February 15, 2013 meteorite in Chelyabinsk exploded over the Atlantic and fell into the ocean.
The body start to burn a thousand kilometers from the coast of Brazil in more than 30 kilometers above sea level. The power of the explosion amounted to 13 thousand tons of TNT.
Recall that the unleashed energy of the Chelyabinsk meteorite was approximately 500 kilotons of TNT, and caused injuries to more than a thousand people. Most people are mainly injured by broken glass, embossed at the time of the explosion.
Annually the Earth’s atmosphere consists of about 30 meteorites. Many of them burn up in the air, and released them from the energy absorbed by the atmosphere. Due to the fact that ¾ of the earth’s surface is covered by water, most meteorites fall into the oceans and does not cause casualties or damage.