Traces of 66 Million-Year Old Tsunami Which Led to Extinction of Dinosaurs Discovered on Croatian Island of Hvar
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Traces of a cataclysmic tsunami caused by an asteroid 66 million years ago which was responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs and the beginning of the reign of mammals and human development, have been discovered on the Croatian island of Hvar…
An international team of scientists, led by the Croatian Geological Survey, have found scientific evidence that on the Dalmatian island there is unique evidence of a global disaster, which resulted in the extinction of dinosaurs on the planet.
The team’s findings have been published in the prestigious international geoscientific journal Geological Society of America Bulletin.
“It is almost unbelievable (multiple) coincidence that precisely in the town of Hvar, the pearl of Croatian tourism, there are unique carbonate sediments in which we found evidence to suggest that they were precipitated from the catastrophic tsunami, probably caused by asteroid impact in present-day Yucatan (Mexico), which left specific records in shallow water carbonate rocks, about 10,000 km from the area of impact craters, in the then Adriatic carbonate platform,” the Croatian Geological Survey said.
Read the journal entry here.