EXERCISE: 2019 IAA Planetary Defence Conference - Day 5 Scenario

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Tue May 7 18:20:03 UTC 2019


The scenario was chosen to stress the partcipants, not an actual asteroid 
impact. It was a fictional scenario. This was only an exercise.

60 meter asteroid impact in New York City, NY (roughly Central Park, NYC)

10,117,016 population directly affected

Estimated unsurvivable area (complete destruction) 32 square miles

Internet Communications

30 Internet exchange points (1 unsurvivable, 8 critical damage, 20 severe 
damage, 1 serious damage)

708 Data centers (16 unsurvivable, 229 crtical damage, 446 severe damage, 
16 serious:

6,300 Points of presence (1853 unsurvivable, 453 critical damage, 1447 
severe damage, 456 serious damage)

Indirect Internet impacts

Mass communications

Social media, misinformation and malinformation


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