Bad Astronomy

Speaking of impacts…and tsunamis…

Wow, in a weird coincidence, two stories came out today about impacts and tsunamis.

  1. Did the Chicxulub impact kill the dinosaurs? Actually, there’s been mounting evidence for a while that the impact did not do the deed by itself.
  2. Crescent City California was hit by a small tsunami today. No one was hurt, and damage was minimal. It was caused by a magnitude 8 earthquake off the coast of Japan.