posted on Oct, 14 2011 @ 04:25 PM
Originally posted by karen61057
Do meteors strike in the same place twice? The area around the Chesapeake just had a meteor strike about 35 million years ago. Is it our turn
That was a big one - left a crater around 80 or 85 miles wide as I recall. This is just a baby. Nothing to lose sleep over.
He has it around 30 degrees east of there, in the middle of the Atlantic. I was just using the mouth of the Chesapeake as a reference, since 37 deg
north (half way between the 36 and 38 degree bracket he mentioned) runs right through Newport News, VA, and out through the mouth of the bay.
Big splash, lots of water running inland them back out again. You might want to be fishing in the Blue Ridge that day....
I've no idea how far
inland it would run. The recent tsunamis only ran a mile or two inland. Getting up in the Blue Ridge ought to put you way far enough inland and
elevated far enough to boot.
I've not seen any evidence that it WILL occur, so this is all an exercise in hypotheticals to me. Can't discount the possibility, though without a
review. After all, it IS going to happen some day, it's just a matter of timing. For all I know the human race will extinct itself before any meteor
does a few million years in the future. There's mighty few species that have lasted on that sort of time scale, and we aren't all that special.
edit on 2011/10/14 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)