Mahuika crater is a submarine bolide impact crater, 20±2 kilometres wide and over 153 meters deep, on the New Zealand continental shelf, named for the Maori god of fire.
Researchers have found evidence from an Ice Core indicating that the large Impact occurred circa 1443 A.D.
Samples taken from the West Antarctic Siple Dome ice core that date between 1440 and 1448 A.D. show high ...
This is perhaps the site of a devastating meteor impact in the Middle East.
The catastrophic effect from which could explain the mystery of why so many early cultures went into sudden decline around 2300 BC.
Today's crater lies on what would have been shallow sea 4,000 years ago, and any impact would have caused devastating fires and flooding.
The near circular, ~3.4 km-d...
The Odessa crater was formed by a spectacular collision with our planet of an iron meteorite 63,500 years ago.
The Odessa meteorite, named after the town ten miles southwest in western Texas not far from the southeastern corner of New Mexico carved out five clustered craters, four small ones and a larger one. The largest is about 525 feet across and nearly 100 feet deep.
The Sirente crater field of more than 20 extremely well preserved structures was discovered during the late 1990s and was originally though to be due to a very recent meteoritic impact (about 1500 years ago).
However, further investigations now points to it being a water reservoir for human pastoral activity. Another plausible alternative is that it is periglacial feature (i.e. Pingo).
A 1-4 km diameter asteroid splashed into the Southern Ocean, 1500 km SW of Chile at a time that saw the emergence of modern humans.
The Eltanin crater is located in the Bellinghausen Sea, and occurred 2.15±0.5 Million years ago The Eltanin Impact Layer asteroidal debris found within that was first discovered as an Iridium anomaly in 1981. In 2004 a possible source crater was found und...
Bjurbole is the biggest recent meteorite fall found in Finland so far. This meteorite broke into many pieces when it hits the sea ice in the gulf of Finland, on the 12 March 1899.
328 kg of material were recovered from 8 meters deep (0.4 meter ice 0.5 meter water and 7 meters mud) by divers. The meteorite had made a 4 meter wide hole in the ice, and mud was spread over a 24 x 33 m wide...
Mjolnir Crater is a recently discovered ringed structure about 24 miles wide on the floor of the Barents Sea. It is the result of the impact, roughly 142.0 ± 2.6 million years ago (Lower Cretaceous), of a 1 -3 Km wide asteroid-like body.
Estimates indicate that the energy released in the impact could have been as high as a million megatons of TNT, resulting in immense (7.7 to 8.7 magn...
The 35-40-km diameter Azuara impact structure is located in northeast Spain roughly 50 km south of Zaragoza. Its age is estimated to be Upper Eocene or Oligocene, though ages of 130 and 40 Million years have been offered. It is possible that Azuara and the close by Rubiela de la Cérida impact craters formed during the same event.
The Silverpit crater in the North Sea was discovered in 2002 during a seismic oil exploration .
The crater is about 2.4 km wide and surrounded by a set of concentric rings, which extend to about 10 km away from its centre.
Its age is thought to be about 65 million years old, roughly coincident with the formation of the Chicxulub Crater.
The crater currently lies below a ...
Ilopango is a caldera that formed in 260 A.D. Ash from this explosive eruption covered much of central El Salvador. Lake Ilopango fills part of the caldera. Islas Quemadas, a volcanic dome, formed within the caldera in 1879-1880. Periods of dome extrusion coincided with tidal forces. Earthquake swarms preceded each extrusion.
A 180 km wide crater, called Bedout, off the northwestern coast of Australia was caused by an asteroidal impactor (estimated the size of Mt. Everest) that struck 250.1 +/- 1 million years ago forming the Permian/Triassic boundary (end of the Paleozoic) .
This event is sometimes known as `the Great Dying`, because 97% of all life became extinct.
This was one of the worst events in...
A strewnfield of craters around Lake Chiemsee, in south-east Bavaria, which may have been caused by fragments of a huge comet that broke up in the Earth’s atmosphere.
More than 80 craters were found in an elliptical area 36 miles long and 17 wide, ranging in size from 10 to 1,215 feet across. The largest, filled with water, now formed Lake Tuttensee.
Evidence from ancient tree rin...