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The Tunguska Event

  • G. Longo
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Abstract

In the early morning of 30th June 1908, a powerful explosion over the basin of the Podkamennaya Tunguska River (Central Siberia), devastated 2 150 ± 50 km2 of Siberian taiga. Eighty millions trees were flattened, a great number of trees and bushes were burnt in a large part of the explosion area. Eyewitnesses described the flight of a “fire ball, bright as the sun”. Seismic and pressure waves were recorded in many observatories throughout the world. Bright nights were observed over much of Eurasia. These different phenomena, initially considered non-correlated, were subsequently linked together as different aspects of the “Tunguska event” (TE).

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Ground Penetrating Radar Eyewitness Testimony Noctilucent Cloud Cosmic Body Explosion Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Longo
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly

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