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TUNGUSKA: 104 Years Ago, A Mysterious Explosion 1000x More Powerful Than The Hiroshima Bomb Rocked Siberia

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Sam Ro
Business Insider
July 1, 2012

Today is the 104th anniversary of a historic explosion that still has no clear explanation.

It happened in Tunguska, a remote forest area in the middle of Siberia.

The blast had the power of 15 megatons of TNT, roughly a thousand times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima Japan. The event was so powerful that it was felt and heard a thousand miles away.

Locals believed the blast was supernatural, caused by a god that was punishing people for their wickedness.

Scientists, on the other hand, believed it was a meteor.

Here’s Where It Gets Weird

20 years passed before the first Russian scientists went to the site to investigate.

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If it was a meteor, there would be a crater and meteorite fragments.

However, there was no crater. And there were no fragments.

In fact, at the epicenter of the explosion was a grove of untouched, fully grown trees. Surrounding that tiny grove was around 800 square miles of leveled trees.

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This article was posted: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 4:34 am

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