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Meteorite impact

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Connected Sites

  • Central Sikhote-Alin: Sikhote-Alin is an iron meteorite that fell in 1947 on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in southeastern Siberia (wiki) Link
  • Lenggong Valley: A meteorite strike 1.83 million b.p. blocked and diverted the river preserving Palaeolithic tools at Bukit Bunuh(Unesco website)
  • Purnululu National Park: Piccaninny Crater Link
  • Stevns Klint
  • Tajik National Park: Karakul (Black Lake) lies within a circular depression interpreted as a meteorite impact crater with a rim diameter of 52 km (32 mi). The impact event is estimated to have occurred about 25 million years ago, or less than 5 million years ago. The Karakul impact structure remained unidentified until it was discovered through studies of imagery taken from space. (wiki)
  • Tasmanian Wilderness: There is a large meteorite impact crater of Pleistocene age in the Andrew River valley of significance on the world scale (UNEP-WCMC)
  • Vredefort Dome: a representative part of a larger meteorite impact structure, or astrobleme (Unesco website)

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