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QUIZ #17: Energy of Impact Craters;Two questions from class #17 on October 6, 2014Question #1:Based on the following graph the impact crater Zhamanshin in Kazakhstan released energy equivalent tohow many atomic bombs?Answers:1. 100,0002. one billion3. 10 million (CORRECT)4. 1 thousand
Solution:The energy released from the Hiroshima atomic bomb was equivalent to 10 ktons of TNT. The event atZhamanshin released 105megatons of TNT or 108kilotons = 107A-bombs, 10 million!Followup Questions for Studying:1. Do you see that an event like Zhamanshin would occur statistically occur once every106years, or a rate
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