Homeowners insurance usually protects against meteorites

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In the unlikely event that a meteor blast damages your home, most policies will cover it. A few days ago, most people would have chuckled at an inquiry about homeowners insurance coverage against a meteor blast or a meteorite strike, but after the explosion above Chelyabinsk, Russia, it is suddenly a topic that has piqued curiosity on a much more sober level. Indeed, such an event is still exceptionally unlikely, but it is still good to know whether or not protection is there. Residents in that part of Siberia are…

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Meteor Blast Impacts Russia: AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, on Friday, February 15, a meteor exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk (population: 1 million) in Russia’s central Ural Mountains, injuring hundreds and causing damage to buildings in six cities. According to the Russian Academy of Sciences, the massive meteor weighed 10 tons and entered the earth’s atmosphere at a speed as high as 33,000 mph. Most of the damage was caused by the shock waves as the meteor broke up in the atmosphere. The force of the explosion was enough to shatter…

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