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Description[ edit ] Trees knocked over by the Tunguska blast. On 30 Juneat around About ten minutes later, there was a flash and a sound similar to artillery fire. Eyewitnesses closer to the explosion reported that the source of the sound moved from the east to the north of them.
The sounds were accompanied by a shock wave that knocked people off their feet and broke windows hundreds of kilometres away.
The majority of witnesses reported only the sounds and tremors, and did not report seeing the explosion. Eyewitness accounts vary regarding the sequence and duration of the events. This photo is from the magazine Around the World The original photo was taken between and presumably, no later than 14 September Semenov, as recorded by Leonid Kulik 's expedition in The split in the sky grew larger, and the entire northern side was covered with fire.
At that moment I became so hot that I couldn't bear it as if my shirt was on fire; from the northern side, where the fire was, came strong heat.
I wanted to tear off my shirt and throw it down, but then the sky shut closed, and a strong thump sounded, and I was thrown a few meters. I lost my senses for a moment, but then my wife ran out and led me to the house.
After that such noise came, as if rocks were falling or cannons were firing, the Earth shook, and when I was on the ground, I pressed my head down, fearing rocks would smash it. When the sky opened up, hot wind raced between the houses, like from cannons, which left traces in the ground like pathways, and it damaged some crops.
Later we saw that many windows were shattered, and in the barn, a part of the iron lock snapped. Testimony of Chuchan of Shanyagir tribe, as recorded by I. Suddenly we both woke up at the same time. We heard whistling and felt strong wind. Chekaren said, 'Can you hear all those birds flying overhead?
Suddenly, I got shoved again, this time so hard I fell into the fire. Chekaren got scared too. We started crying out for father, mother, brother, but no one answered. There was noise beyond the hut, we could hear trees falling down.
Chekaren and I got out of our sleeping bags and wanted to run out, but then the thunder struck. This was the first thunder. The Earth began to move and rock, the wind hit our hut and knocked it over.
My body was pushed down by sticks, but my head was in the clear. Then I saw a wonder: It was like what the Russians call lightning. And immediately there was a loud thunderclap. This was the second thunder. The morning was sunny, there were no clouds, our Sun was shining brightly as usual, and suddenly there came a second one!
Chekaren and I had some difficulty getting out from under the remains of our hut. Then we saw that above, but in a different place, there was another flash, and loud thunder came. This was the third thunder strike.Tunguska catastrophe: Evidence of acid rain supports meteorite theory July 15, Evgeniy Kolesnikov photographed the same place 60 years later.
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Increased concentrations of iridium and nitrogen in the relevant peat layers support the theory that the isotope effects discovered are a consequence of the Tunguska catastrophe and are partly of cosmic origin.
It is estimated that around , tons of nitrogen rained . Year(s) Event(s) Start End c. 2,, BC c. 12, BC Pleistocene era: c. 21, BC Recent evidence indicates that humans processed (gathered) and consumed wild cereal grains as far back as 23, years ago.
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2,, BC c. 12, BC Pleistocene era: c. 21, BC Recent evidence indicates that humans processed (gathered) and consumed wild cereal grains as far back as 23, years ago.