Divers have recovered part of a meteorite, weighing 570 kilograms, which exploded in Chelyabinsk, Russia earlier this year.

The fragment is the largest to be retrieved so far following the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over the southern Urals city on February 15.

Pieces of the meteorite - the largest recorded strike in more than a century - crashed to the bottom of Lake Chebarkul in Russia's Chelyabinsk region.

Divers searched for the fragments in the lake for two months before finding the meteorite chunk.

"It is beautiful, its gorgeous," said Nikolai Mizulin, director of the dive company that retrieved the 570 kilogram piece of rock.

More than 1,600 people were injured by the shock wave explosion as the meteor landed.

The force of the shock wave was estimated to be as strong as 20 Hiroshima atom bombs

The dramatic footage of the meteorite falling to earth was filmed by witnesses.