Thursday, July 03, 2008

I Feel the Earth Move: Mysterious Explosion in Siberia Baffles 100 Years Later

The scientific community is still baffled by a mysterious explosion in Siberia that happened more than 100 years ago, June 30, 1908. Known as the Tungushka Event, the impact of the explosion was 1000 times greater than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

An interesting video from the History Channel - although it does appear to be misdated.

The blast was felt hundreds of miles away from the center of impact in Tunguska, Siberia, knocking people off their feet and breaking windows. For the next several weeks, folks in Great Britain could read outside at night thanks to the glow of suspended dust in the air. Based on eye-witness accounts here are paintings and a recreation of the event.

Well, dear blog readers, for those of us of a certain age, is it possible that Carole King had the Tunguska event in mind when she sang I Feel the Earth Move? Now there's an explosion! What memories does that bring back?

1 comment:

John from Kansas said...

A great musician and songwriter.