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Author Topic: QotW - 09.06.07 - Where on Earth is the safest place for an asteroid to hit?  (Read 16925 times)

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« Reply #25 on: 01/08/2016 22:33:11 »
Antarctica has a lot of nasty issues as well, the vapourisation of billions of tonnes of ice, the fracturing of the rest of the ice would lead to a potentially large scale shedding of the glaciers. The steam and water clouds released from that alone would create a barrier to the sunlight for years, potentially leading to a mini ice age. however, should the impact be just right, it could trigger a volcanic event opening a chain of Volcanoes radiating from Mt. Erebus. The resulting super volcano would likely melt the remaining ice sheets and either way, a very sudden and lethal global flood. Add to that the usual fallout from large scale vulcanism. earthquakes, potentially unzipping the pacific ring of fire if the tectonic forces combine. Toxic gasses, a climate that would block the sun and...well, let's just say it would be a pretty bad day for us all. I dare say even the cockroaches wouldn't be doing exceptionally well
 

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