After the 2013 incident in Russia, another huge meteor had blasted above the Bering Sea in December and it has been found to be the largest recorded event. As per the NASA tracker looking for fireballs, this explosion was completely recorded by the government sensors. The fireballs are nothing but bright meteors that spread across a wide area. According to the sensors, the explosion had resulted in an energy generation of up to 173 kilotons of TNT. The energy generated is thus found to be 10 times higher than the energy generated in the atomic bombs that were used in the Hiroshima in 1945.
According to the Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson, such events tend to occur two or three times in a century. As per the calculations, the blast has been found to be the second biggest event since the last 30 Years. The energy emitted by the meteor has helped identify its size and it is found to be 10–14 meters long. In 2013, the meteor that had exploded over Russia’s Chelyabinsk region was found to be a 20-meter meteor and also generated an energy equivalent to about 440 kilotons of TNT. NASA had said earlier that the 2013 meteor was the largest one observed in the last 100 Years owing to its explosion force equal to that of 20 atomic bombs.
The US Air Force and NASA have an agreement signed that any such natural events such as the meteor explosion data will be shared. The gathering and sorting of the collected information of the event may take days or maybe even weeks. The December’s meteor event information has come out right now due to the difficulty in tracing the location explosion which had taken place in the remote place that is right in the middle of the ocean.