An asteroid that fell into the water threatens a tsunami up to 500 meters high

An asteroid that fell into the water threatens a tsunami up to 500 meters high
An asteroid that fell into the water threatens a tsunami up to 500 meters high
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Large space objects, the diameter of which is more than a kilometer, in a collision with the Earth can lead humanity to a global catastrophe. This is reported by the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

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The head of the All-Russian Center for Monitoring and Forecasting (VTsMP) Vladislav Bolov, at a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Antistikhia Center, warned that an asteroid falling into the world's oceans from 100 to 200 meters in size could lead to the formation of a tsunami up to 500 meters high.

Even less studied are asteroids with sizes from 100 to 200 meters, while the fall of such asteroids into the water area will cause tsunami waves, according to experts, up to 500 meters high.

Vladislav Bolov, head of VTsMP

Large space objects, the diameter of which is more than a kilometer, in a collision with the Earth can lead humanity to a global catastrophe. Currently, there are about 120 known very large asteroid craters.

Popigai Crater is the largest meteorite crater in Russia. It is located in Siberia, in the Popigay River basin and shares the fourth largest in the world in size with the Manicuagan crater in Canada. The dimensions of the inner crater are 75 kilometers, and the outer one is 100 kilometers. The catastrophe happened about 36 million years ago

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Bolov also said that tornadoes in Russia could become a systemic phenomenon in the next 50 years.

According to a number of scientists, in the context of the observed global positive trend in temperature, seasonal tornadoes on the territory of Russia in the next 50 years may become a systemic phenomenon. The territory of the manifestation of tornadoes will also expand.

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