Kamchatkans and Venezuelans beware. A 20-million-tonne asteroid could be heading your way. Californians have even more reason to worry - the asteroid is more likely to hit the Pacific Ocean, triggering a tsunami that could devastate the west coast of North America.
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If the asteroid Apophis hits Earth in 2036, it could slam into the Pacific Ocean, generating a tsunami that could devastate the west coast of North America (Illustration: Don Davis/NASA)
The picture that the above text surrounds shows a mass, sized about like the moon, smashing into Earth. I'm sorry, but if something this large hit the planet, I don't think tsunamis would be the primary concern.
its just an illustration
"like the 250-metre-wide Apophis"
- Posted by macguy (Guest) on February 18, 2007 at 08:46:42AM
1 in 45,000? well, i'm glad i know how to swim ; )
- Posted by nabiy (Guest) on February 19, 2007 at 03:12:12AM