NASA recreated exactly how a small asteroid could wipe out Los Angeles

Paul Chodas, leader of NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, issued a terrifying warning about the destructive potential of asteroids during an interview with Motherboard.
He said: “The air burst is the main hazard if it hit anywhere near land, which in this case would be equivalent to a 50 megaton explosion which would cause a large shock wave.
“It would be devastating for a region with a 40-50 kilometre radius around the impact point.”
If the space rock plunged into the ocean it would also send a tsunami crashing towards the city, although the waves would only be about three feet high.

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