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Ancient Meteorite Collapsed Margin, Spawned Giant Submarine Avalanches

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April 2, 1998
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After untold years of streaking across the galaxy, a giant meteorite smacked the Earth 65 million years ago with the force of a million atomic bombs. The collision, which scientists believe led dinosaurs and many other species to die off within a few years, also caused massive landslides along the edge of the continent north of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, new evidence suggests.

By DAVID WILLIAMSON UNC-CH News Services


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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. (1998, April 2). Ancient Meteorite Collapsed Margin, Spawned Giant Submarine Avalanches. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980402074623.htm
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. "Ancient Meteorite Collapsed Margin, Spawned Giant Submarine Avalanches." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980402074623.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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