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Figure 52

From: A Tunguska sized airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea

Figure 52

The extent of the cosmic airburst at Tunguska, Siberia (1908), superimposed on the Dead Sea area. The Tunguska blast was ~ 75 km wide N–S, affecting 2200 km2. This accurately scaled image shows that a cosmic airburst similar in energy to the one at Tunguska could cover a large segment of the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley. Note that this overlay is for comparison only; the location, orientation, direction of travel, entry direction, and size of the proposed TeH impact is unknown. Source of base image: Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) SRTMGL1 DEM of the Jordan Valley from February 2000 was obtained from https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ maintained by the USGS/Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, accessed on 4/4/2021. Modified by the authors using Adobe Photoshop CC2014 (adobe.com/products/photoshop.html).

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