The present condition of planet Earth supports the real possibility that Earth has in its past experienced violent cataclysm. The unique characteristic of the northern half of the Pacific Ocean’s basin supports the probability that an asteroid impacted the Earth. The impact may have occurred, and it probably did, in time of the biblical flood. Ancient flood narratives also point to such a probability. The asteroid-earth collision conformed to the laws established by the Creator before He began His creating activity. The impact was on the opposite side of the planet from where the Noah built the ark. Therefore, he and his family could not have seen the impact but only its consequences.
The angle of asteroid impact was such that strongest shock wave traveled west and south-west creating the Earth’s highest mountain range, the Himalayas and south-pacific parts of the Earth’s surface observed today. Slightly lesser magnitude shock wave traveled east creating the Earth’s second highest mountains, the Rockies, and the Andes. The two shock waves collided on the opposite side of the point of an asteroid impact, most likely where the mid-Atlantic Oceans trench is. The mid-Atlantic crack in the Earth’s crust stretches from North to South. Tectonic plates on each side of the mid-Atlantic break are still tending apart, away from each other. The rebounding shock waves created the rest of the Earth’s mountains. There are some volcanic mountains, such as the Mount Ararat and a few others that were made before the flood, which are still standing in the region between the Black and Caspian seas. This region is the most likely area where Noah built his ark. That region is known as the ancient Urartu Region. The ark rested on one of the peaks in the Urartu region. Tradition names the Mount Ararat because it is the tallest in that region.
The fact that the majority of the mountains observed today are the result of a violent upheaval supports the conclusion that an asteroid impact created them. In the Rocky Mountains, we can see in some places that parts of the Earth’s crust are standing at various angles and some are vertical. Before the impact, the Earth’s crust had to be mostly horizontal. The asteroid impact pushed a part of the Earth’s crust toward the south pole region. That region, most likely, was covered by water before the asteroid impact. What were the consequences of the Earth-asteroid collision? Answer in the next Blog.