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What Kills Earthlings Most When Asteroid Strikes? This Model Has Answer!

When an asteroid strikes Earth, which of its effects –scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis — would claim the most lives? A new study says violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous in such calamity. The study explored seven effects associated with asteroid impacts–heat, pressure shock waves, flying debris, tsunamis, wind blasts, seismic shaking and cratering–and estimated their ...

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Latest Update earthquake in Chile

Santiago, April 2:Five people have been killed in a massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale that hit off Chile’s northern coast Tuesday and triggered tsunami waves, authorities said Wednesday. According to the University of Chile Seismological Service, the powerful tremor hit off northern Chile’s coast at 8.46 p.m. (11.46 p.m. GMT) and the epicentre was located 99 km ...

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Magnitude 8.0 earthquake jolts Chile

Santiago, April 2 : A magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck off Chile’s coast, Wednesday, triggering warnings of Tsunami for all of Latin America’s Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There was no immediate report of any damage. According to the USGS, the quake, centred 86km (56 miles) north-west of the mining area of Iquique, is very shallow, only 10km below ...

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