Meteorite impact

WHS that show effects of meteorite impact.

Connected Sites

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Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains meteorite-impact fallback breccias dating to just after the end of The Great Bombardment (4.6 to 3.8 billion years ago) (AB ev)
Central Sikhote-Alin Sikhote-Alin is an iron meteorite that fell in 1947 on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in southeastern Siberia (wiki)
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
Stevns Klint a globally exceptional representation of the evidence of the Chixulub meteorite impact that took place at the end of the Cretaceous Period, c.67 million years ago (OUV)
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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