View Full Version : Tonguska meteor site

Niels Monberg
08-23-2005, 05:21 PM
"The planet's most serious recent meteor hit took place in 1908, when a meteor exploded in the atmosphere above Tonguska, Siberia, leaving a circle of charred trees 30 miles across. Luckily, the area was unpopulated."

So the story goes, and I wonder if this still shows in the landscape. I tried searching for "Tonguska, Russia", but strangely enough, no result.
Does anybody know where this is? I reckon that maybe the direction of the fallen treetrunks may still be visible...
thanks Niels

08-23-2005, 05:26 PM
The epicentre is said to be at 60 53'09" N, 101 53' 40" E. I attached a .kmz so you can fly there directly.

08-23-2005, 05:30 PM
Look like here

Niels Monberg
08-24-2005, 04:57 AM
Well, it seems that nature has fully recovered, not much to see for signs of the event nearly 100 yrs ago. Nice to know.

08-24-2005, 05:50 AM
Well the imact could have been alot worse than it was, though this could have something to do with the object "braking" and flying parralell to the earth for a while ;)

Wheres the spaceship wreck? :p we want the russian A51! :cool:


08-26-2005, 06:04 AM
For more information about the Tunguska Event just look HERE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event)