The shock wave raised the Appalacian Mountains in the push off from Africa. Central America unfolded from between North and South America. Greenland and the Northern Canadian Islands broke away from North America as it moved west. A trench formed when the Antilles was pulled off of South America. Friction along the entire leading edge built major mountain chains and stopped all movement.
exemplify impulse mountains raised at the beginning of the Shock
Dynamics event. Folding of these mountains was caused by pressure
from the shock wave initiated by the giant meteorite impact east
of Africa. This is borne out by a specialist in Appalachian geology who
orogeny [mountain building] took place in a linear core belt...
These rocks, and any floor on which they may have rested, were as
if gripped and squeezed between the jaws of a giant vise, and at
the same time heated up enough to become quite plastic and to stew
in their own juice, in the fluids released as they transformed into
mineral assemblages." "...for me the vise is not
a metaphor but a fairly exact model. Thus the evidence of
intense shortening perpendicular to the length of the chain, not
only in the folded marginal belts but also in the central core belt,
is too clear for me to doubt that there was not only confining but
directed pressure, the greatest compressive stress being consistently
directed roughly horizontally across the orogenic belt." "Compression
then relaxed, and the thickened crust rose isostatically to form
mountains and has continued to do so ever since."
As a believer in Plate Tectonics, he could not find a mechanism
in the crust that could do this, but imagined mantle convection
must be involved.
there were already two large meteorite impact craters in the protocontinent
before the Shock Dynamics event. Though Hudson Bay opened
up as North America moved, their forms and central peaks can still
The Chicxulub meteorite impact crater is on the northern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula. The meteorite apparently struck at a low angle, leaving features similar to an oblique impact on Mars, imaged (below right) by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The arrow shows the direction of travel of the meteorites that formed both craters. The Mars picture has been turned for the purpose of comparison, but the Chicxulub crater is oriented as it is on Earth, roughly south to north.
We would not expect a meteorite impacting Earth to be travelling south to north. Comets and asteroids entering the solar system tend to align with the orbits of the planets in the plane of the ecliptic due to the pull of gravity.
Also, it is extremely unlikely that an object would ever collide with Earth while in an orbit perpendicular to Earth's orbit. So what happened? Plate Tectonics theory has no answer, but Shock Dynamics does.
Before the event, the Yucatan Peninsula was turned 90 degrees clockwise from the way it is now, folded in with the rest of Central America in the protocontinent. The Chicxulub meteorite, travelling west to east, struck the protocontinent and made cracks in the continental crust. When North and South America moved west during the Shock Dynamics event, Central America separated from Africa along those cracks, opening up to its current position in which the Chicxulub crater is oriented south-to-north.
Shock Dynamics theory explains what Plate Tectonics theory cannot.