Ural Federal University professor Viktor Grokhovsky said its research laboratory, working with colleagues from Finland, estimated that the meter-long and one-metric-ton bolide fizzled before landing.
“Our Finnish colleagues are calculating the dispersion area,” professor Grokhovsky said. “According to preliminary information, it is the Lake Seliger area [in Tver region].”
The meteor, which has since become known the “St. Petersburg Metereorite,” was also spotted over southeastern Finland and the Russian cities of Smolensk, Novgorod and parts of Moscow region.
A meteorite that crashed over Chelyabinsk in February 2014 weighed 10,000 tonnes and caused around 1 billion rubles ($33 million) damages. The 17-meter diameter stirred panic and resulted in over 1,000 injuries.