Category Archives: Extinction Level Events

Largest Asteroid Impact Ever Recorded Recently Discovered In Australia

Meteor Crater

Photo: Meteor Crater by: Sean McMenemy on Flickr

While this has little to do with Business Continuity, the recent discovery of the largest Asteroid Impact to hit earth does have significance. It represents what are known as Extinction Level Events or ELE’s. There have been approximately 25 ELE’s throughout earth’s history.

I’ve always had a fascination with ELE’s, but this find is interesting in that it has yet to be matched to an ELE and scientists are still debating an accurate date. The current estimated date is about 300 Million years old.

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