Biggest tsunami ever? New study reveals disastrous aftermath of dinosaur-killer asteroid
The asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs also created a colossal tsunami with waves as tall as 1.5 kilometers, according to researchers who created a new simulation of the impact and its aftermath.
The tsunami caused by the Chicxulub asteroid’s impact was unlike anything humanity has ever seen, according to University of Michigan researcher Molly Range, who presented the study at the American Geophysical Union last month.
“It must have been one of the biggest tsunami ever,” said oceanographer Brian Arbic, who also contributed to the study.