posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 03:53 AM
This event, the close pass or impact in February, 2013 reaches the level of...interesting.
But is hardly one that should cause any concern.
As a previous poster has pointed out, based on current data, it is still almost certain that this asteroid will not enter the Earth's atmosphere on
If it does, the highest probability is that it will disintegrate in the atmosphere at somewhere between 15,000 and 35,000 feet...a bright sky-burst
event. If it turns out that the Asteroid is made of solid iron (unlikely), it could impact the earth and make a crater as large as 1.5 km in
But even if so, again unlikely, if you were more than about 10 Km away from the impact site you would feel no real ill effects. If it impacted in the
water, then a minor tsunami might be generated.
Here is a site you can go to, to play with some of the variables.
As I say...interesting...but would hardly be a event with global implications.