[N] 2005 Cuban evidence of K/Pg impact
During the past five years several expeditions studied the K/Pg layer in the provinces of Pinar del Røo, Havana, Matanzas and Villa Clara. Unique cuts were found, for if the deposits in Mexico and other countries of the area are 6 to 10 feet deep, in Cuba they go down to almost three thousand.
According to one of the scientists this indicate the most complete vestiges of the impact and its consequences. When the meteorite fell in Yucatan, what was then the bottom of the Caribbean and the edge of the peninsula is now what is found in Pinar del Río, Havana and Matanzas. That is, Cuba has rocks that were part of the bottom of the Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan shores.
An Extraterrestrial Earthquake According to Iturralde the impact generated a shock wave with an earthquake way beyond any of terrestrial origin, so great that it provoked an enormous crumbling of the continental edge in Yucatan, the Bahamas platform and the then existing islands, which at present are the foundation of Cuba.
The crumbling made deposits hundreds of feet thick, gaps with enormous blocks torn from the near emerging areas. “Gigantic tsunamis crashed on the Caribbean coasts rolling over small islands and low areas, with billions of tons of dust and sand. When they settled, that material when to the bottom of the sea and created the huge layers that we have found,” said Iturralde one the sientists involved with this study.