Tunguska Basin

Tunguska Basin,

c.400,000 sq mi (1,036,000 sq km), Krasnoyarsk Territory and Sakha Republic, E central Siberian Russia, between the Yenisei and Lena rivers. It has a huge untapped coal reserve. The main settlements there are Norilsk, Igarka, and Yeniseisk (all in Krasnoyarsk Territory); the basin is crossed by the TunguskaTunguska
, name of three eastern tributaries of the Yenisei River, Siberian Russia. The rivers cut across the swampy forests of E central Siberia, draining the Tunguska Basin. Furthest north is the Lower Tunguska, Rus. Nizhnyaya Tunguska , c.
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 rivers. On June 30, 1908, a section of the basin near the Stony Tunguska River was the scene of the Tunguska Event, a huge explosion that flattened hundreds of square miles of forest. It may have resulted from the catastrophic breakup of a stony asteroid about 100 ft (30 m) in diameter 5 mi (8 km) above the earth's surface.
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On June 3% 1908, hundreds of acres of forest in the Tunguska Basin, which is in Eastern Siberia, between the Yenisei and the Lena rivers, where the Tungus live, was flattened by an enormous explosion.
A brief historical background of state presence in the Podkamennaya Tunguska basin provides a backdrop for later chapters.