Skip to comments.Ancient Crash, Epic Wave
Posted on 11/14/2006 4:07:33 AM PST by Pharmboy
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.
The explanation is obvious to some scientists. A large asteroid or comet, the kind that could kill a quarter of the worlds 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.
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 were not there yet.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
"Surf's up!" ping...
At 10:37 A.M.
Chevrons? It's the blasted oil companies at it again...
Cool. (Locally) Where's the chevron near NYC?
They are all Bush's fault.
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!!
There is one on Long Island and one in Connecticut, and both point to Long Island Sound, the article reports.
You are most welcome.
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.
Women, minorities hardest hit.
Those impacts could have been prevented if the DEMS were in power. /sarcasm
Is that Regular or Daylight Savings Time :-)
All this talk of impacts means the Earth is heading in the wrong direction...we need a change!
Well, after last Tuesday, I imagine the earth will veer to the left.
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