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asteroids and dinosaurs
Tonight I was watching a science show on TV (@ discovery.ca) and
an astronomer was talking about an asteroid that is predicted to
hit the earth sometimes between the next 100,000 and 1 billion
years. He mentioned that it is much larger than the meteorite that
is believed to have played a part in dinosaur extinction.
He also mentioned something that I have never read anywhere or heard
anybody say. He stated that large numbers of dinosaurs were killed in
the earthquakes that followed the impact and implied that this played
a large part in the extinction of the dinosaurs. This scenario sounds
rather unlikely to me. Has anybody on the list heard or read of such a
proposal, and if so, what are the references?
Thanks in advance