The energy yield from the explosion was in the kiloton range; bigger than the most recent North Korean nuke test, which was about 6 kilotons. So this one may have been around 10 kilotons.
JPL says "hundreds of kilotons."
So if it had simply come down vertically instead of a graze, it could have destroyed much of a city of 1 million+ people.
Hundreds of kilotons?! Damn. Yeah, if that could down straight onto Chelyabinsk, there wouldn't be any Chelyabinsk this evening.
posted on 02/15/2013 11:52:57 AM PST
(It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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