Conditions of Impactor: 
-10 km in diameter. 
-Traveled at 20 km/s. 
-Released ~100 megatons of kinematic energy, equivalent to 1000 times the total yield of existing nuclear weapons.
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Effects of Chicxulub Impact:
Immediate 
Regional
*Blast Wave. 
*Vaporization of rocks. 
*Base Surf-Wave- 
*Earthquakes 
*Vaporization of water. 
*Tsunami 
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Short-term (days to months) 
*Global Distribution of Ejecta. 
*Global wildfires 
 
 
 

 

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Long-Term Global (months to years) 
*Global Darkness. 
*Acid Rain. 
*Greenhouse Effect. 

 

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