Q&A How often do meteorites strike Earth? ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Nadezhda Luchinina/E1.ru/AP A meteorite trail over the village of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo in Russia on Friday. CHELYABINSK.RU/AP A meteorite trail over Chelyabinsk. Scientists estimate the meteor weighed 10 tons. OLEG KARGOPOLOV/74.RU/AFP/Getty Images The trail of a falling object over a residential apartment block in the city of Chelyabinsk. Nasha gazeta/ng.kz/AP A suspected meteor over the highway that travels from Kostanai, Kazakhstan, to the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. CHELYABINSK REGION POLICE DEPARTMENT/AFP A 20-foot-wide hole was left in the ice of a frozen lake from a suspected meteor strike outside the town of Chebakul, Russia. VYACHESLAV NIKULIN/EPA Windows were shattered on a building in Chelyabinsk. OLEG KARGOPOLOV/74.RU/ AFP Workers repaired a power line near the wall of a local zinc plant that was damaged from the meteor. OLEG KARGOPOLOV/AFP/Getty Images The meteor fall caused explosions that broke glass over a wide area. Oleg Kargapolov/Chelyabinsk.ru/AP The Emergency Ministry says more than 500 people sought treatment after the blasts and that 34 of them were hospitalized.