A new study has found that an asteroid of nine miles width, which was believed to have resulted in the killing of the dinosaurs, has resulted in a tsunami wave of one mile high. The tsunami, which travelled through the Gulf of Mexico, managed to cause a lot of chaos through the oceans of the world. Experts have now managed to simulate the effects for the first time ever and say that it was much worse than what they thought. A woman named, Molly Range had done her research on the subject.
Range along with her colleagues had presented the research, which is yet to get published in a peer-reviewed journal during the annual meeting of American Geophysical Union on 14th December in Washington, D.C. They had written that was presenting the first even global simulation of the impact tsunami named Chicxulub. The impact tsunami has spread quickly out from the Gulf of Mexico right into the Atlantic and through the Central American Seaway and into move into the Pacific within the first 24 hours. They have even noted through their research that wave reflection and refraction tend to create a more complex tsunami propagation pattern within 48 hours after the impact. The researchers even said, compared to the tsunami that occurred back on 26th December 2004 in the Indian Ocean, the impact tsunami was somewhat 2600 times much more energetic in nature.
The largest wave of the modern era ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere was 78 feet tall that had struck New Zealand last year during the month of May. Yet another recent study found that the asteroid managed to slam into Earth so hard that it, in turn, changed solid ground to liquid. Chicxulub actually lies several miles underneath and also tend to stretch more than 115 miles wide, hence making it extremely difficult to carry out a study first up. In order to get a better look, the International Ocean Discovery Program went on to drill a core of six-inch right inside a mile down into Earth. Thus it brought up ancient, partially melted rock from the impact that killed off dinosaurs.
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