Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 

The asteroid that collided with Earth and caused the great extinction that killed off the dinosaurs.

According to fresh study, o produced an earthquake that shook the Earth for weeks or possibly months.

A space rock 6 miles (10 kilometres) wide, now known as the Chicxulub impactor, slammed into Earth off the coast of Mexico around 66 million years ago.

The asteroid impact and its aftermath resulted in the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) global extinction catastrophe.

According to new study, the impact also caused a "mega earthquake" to occur.

Hermann Bermdez, a geologist at New Jersey's Montclair State University, estimated the magnitude of the earthquake.

He also included his earlier studies on the impacts of an asteroid strike in Colombia and Mexico.

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