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Ancient Crash, Epic Wave
NY Times ^ | November 14, 2006 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE

Posted on 11/14/2006 4:07:33 AM PST by Pharmboy


Dallas Abbott
The Fenambosy chevron, one of four near the tip of Madagascar, is 600 feet high and three miles from the ocean.

At the southern end of Madagascar lie four enormous wedge-shaped sediment deposits, called chevrons, that are composed of material from the ocean floor. Each covers twice the area of Manhattan with sediment as deep as the Chrysler Building is high.

On close inspection, the chevron deposits contain deep ocean microfossils that are fused with a medley of metals typically formed by cosmic impacts.

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The explanation is obvious to some scientists. A large asteroid or comet, the kind that could kill a quarter of the world’s population, smashed into the Indian Ocean 4,800 years ago, producing a tsunami at least 600 feet high, about 13 times as big as the one that inundated Indonesia nearly two years ago. The wave carried the huge deposits of sediment to land.

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Burckle crater has not been dated, but Dr. Abbott estimates that it is 4,500 to 5,000 years old.

snip...He thinks he can say precisely when the comet fell: on the morning of May 10, 2807 B.C.

Dr. Masse analyzed 175 flood myths from around the world, and tried to relate them to known and accurately dated natural events like solar eclipses and volcanic eruptions. Among other evidence, he said, 14 flood myths specifically mention a full solar eclipse, which could have been the one that occurred in May 2807 B.C.

Half the myths talk of a torrential downpour, Dr. Masse said. A third talk of a tsunami. Worldwide they describe hurricane force winds and darkness during the storm. All of these could come from a mega-tsunami.

Of course, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, Dr. Masse said, “and we’re not there yet.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atlantis; biblicalflood; catastrophism; chevrons; dallasabbott; fenambosychevrons; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; greatflood; impact; madagascar; megatsunami; megatsunamis; meteorimpact; tsunami; tsunamis
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Fascinatin'.
1 posted on 11/14/2006 4:07:35 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: SunkenCiv; blam; thefactor; martin_fierro; aculeus; jennyp; Coyoteman

"Surf's up!" ping...


2 posted on 11/14/2006 4:10:32 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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...He thinks he can say precisely when the comet fell: on the morning of May 10, 2807 B.C.

At 10:37 A.M.

3 posted on 11/14/2006 4:11:19 AM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: Pharmboy

Chevrons? It's the blasted oil companies at it again...


4 posted on 11/14/2006 4:13:16 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (I'm Hegemony Cricket, and I improvised this message.)
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To: Pharmboy

Cool. (Locally) Where's the chevron near NYC?


5 posted on 11/14/2006 4:13:36 AM PST by bvw
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To: Pharmboy

They are all Bush's fault.


6 posted on 11/14/2006 4:14:54 AM PST by bmwcyle (The snake is loose in the garden and Eve just bit the apple.)
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To: Pharmboy

This is so cool!!!

I want to know where California's chevron(s) is/are.

I'm off to look!

Thanks for a great post!!


7 posted on 11/14/2006 4:16:12 AM PST by bannie
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To: bvw

There is one on Long Island and one in Connecticut, and both point to Long Island Sound, the article reports.


8 posted on 11/14/2006 4:17:18 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: bannie

You are most welcome.


9 posted on 11/14/2006 4:19:42 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: zot; SeraphimApprentice

science ping. And last night I watched a show about "monster volcanoes" that go off every several hundred thousand years with enough force to cause massive plant and animal killing ice ages. And Yellowstone national park is one of them and the most active.


10 posted on 11/14/2006 4:19:50 AM PST by GreyFriar ( (3rd Armored Division - Spearhead))
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To: Pharmboy

later--


11 posted on 11/14/2006 4:21:40 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Pharmboy
Cool Stuff Bump....


12 posted on 11/14/2006 4:29:02 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: bvw
Slight correction and addition. The small one in CT points in a different direction than the one in LI, and that one is in Hither Hills State Park near Montauk. The Times spelled the name of the park incorrectly in the article.
13 posted on 11/14/2006 4:31:14 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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To: bmwcyle

Women, minorities hardest hit.


14 posted on 11/14/2006 4:35:14 AM PST by JusPasenThru (Just another angry military veteran.)
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To: JusPasenThru

Those impacts could have been prevented if the DEMS were in power. /sarcasm


15 posted on 11/14/2006 4:37:28 AM PST by bmwcyle (The snake is loose in the garden and Eve just bit the apple.)
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To: SIDENET

Is that Regular or Daylight Savings Time :-)


16 posted on 11/14/2006 5:10:31 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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But didn't you know that the federal government is going to control all the volcanoes to stop global warming? (sarc)

Carolyn

17 posted on 11/14/2006 5:24:54 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Pharmboy

All this talk of impacts means the Earth is heading in the wrong direction...we need a change!


18 posted on 11/14/2006 5:50:21 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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Well, after last Tuesday, I imagine the earth will veer to the left.


19 posted on 11/14/2006 6:03:13 AM PST by Pharmboy (After Tuesday, my tagline won't come out of its room.)
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Fascinatin'.

And scary.

20 posted on 11/14/2006 6:59:15 AM PST by aculeus
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