Russia Meteor Updates: 10-Ton Space Rock Explodes Over Ural Mountains (LIVE UPDATES)

LIVE UPDATES: Russian Meteor Explosion

A meteor estimated to weigh 10 tons exploded near the Ural mountains in Russia Friday, injuring nearly 1000 people and causing extensive property damage.

Footage of the meteor blazing across the sky and bursting into a ball of light over the mountain range has since been widely shared online.

The meteor has no connection to asteroid DA14, which is expected to pass within 17,200 miles of Earth on Friday, according to NASA scientist Don Yeomans.

Follow the live blog below for updates on the Russian meteor.

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