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originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: SeaWorthy
But this confirms that the US government likely knew about it but kept it quite.
The Bering Sea explosion was also picked up by US government monitors that detect fireballs: their sensors pick up electromagnetic radiation in the form of infrared and visible light.
originally posted by: cpnorrisjr3
I also remember it being talked about very briefly on MSM, as of it wasn’t that big of a deal. If I recall the military spent about a day checking the area out and said “nothing to see here”. a reply to: Baddogma
originally posted by: ArMaP
a reply to: charlyv
Fossils only appear when the right conditions are met, so I don't find it strange that we haven't found (yet) fossils that show victims of an event like that.
At about noon local time on 18 December, the asteroid barrelled through the atmosphere at a speed of 32km/s (20 miles per second) , on a steep trajectory of seven degrees.
Measuring several metres in size, the space rock exploded 25.6km above the Earth's surface, with an impact energy of 173 kilotons.
originally posted by: Z32Driver
a reply to: LookingAtMars
These types of explosions are actually more common that most people think.
I think they are intentionally kept hush-hush whenever possible. Ever heard of the Brazillian Tunguska?
Are there any other ATS members who remember how there was a string of unusually large fireballs and explosions all across the world for about a week after Chelyabinsk in 2013??? Reports were coming in from everywhere about it.
I saw a thread last year about a meteor explosion over Iraq that was briefly mistaken for a nuke.
And now the Bering Sea.
That's the answer folks. They are much more common than you think.
Christmas is not really King Crab Season but with “global warming”, who knows??