As a meteor streaked at supersonic speed across the clear skies of Russia, people cried out in panic that the world was ending. Hundreds were injured, as the shockwaves from a huge sonic blast shattered windows and buckled roofs and walls.
Fragments of the exploding meteor fell to earth in central Russia, around the city of Chelyabinsk, a thousand miles east of Moscow.
ITV News correspondent Paul Davies reports:
Where did it come from? What was it made of? What can be done if we know a meteor or asteroid is going to hit Earth?
A look at some of the best video from the Russian Meteor. More than 400 people were injured after it flew over a Russian city.