Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Mile-High Tsunami That Spread Through Earth’s Oceans

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Live Science January 7, 2019 at 06:48AM.)

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid collided with Earth more than 65 million years ago, it did not go gently into that good night. Rather, it blasted a nearly mile-high tsunami through the Gulf of Mexico that caused chaos throughout the world’s oceans, new research finds.

The 9-mile-across (14 kilometers) space rock, known as the Chicxulub asteroid, caused so much destruction, it’s no wonder the asteroid ended the dinosaur age, leading to the so-called Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Live Science] January 7, 2019 at 06:48AM. Credit to the original author and Live Science | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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