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Name

TUNGUSKA

StatusConfirmed
Country Russia
CoordinatesLat. N 6054' Long.E 10157'
Diameter km airblast
Age Ma or date 30 June 1908
Synonyms Khatanga fall, Podkamennaye Tunguska
Remarks In the morning in Central Siberia local people saw bright fireball and violent explosion over the Tunguska River. Explosion, which happened in 5-10 kilometer above ground (=airblast) was equal to 10-30 Mt of TNT, which is more than 500 times bigger than Hiroshima atom bomb. However, new better simulations suggest that explosion energy was only about 5 Mt of TNT.
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References
CoM 1985 Graham, Bevan and Hutchison, ''Catalogue of Meteorites'', 4th Edition, (1985).
Dravert 1948 Dravert P.L., Meteoritika, vol.4, p.112 (1948)
Krinov 1966 Krinov E.L., ''Giant Meteorites'', Pergamon Press (1966)
Kulik 1941 Kulik L.A., Meteoritika, vol.2, p.119 (1941)
Povenmire 1996 Povenmire H., "TUNGUSKA: PETROLOGY AND SPECIFIC GRAVITY", LPSC XXVII, abstract 1525 (1996)
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