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Meteor craters around the world.


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Boxhole crater

Boxhole crater

Boxhole crater, Northern Territory, Australia. 170 meters in diameter its estimated to be 54,000 years old, placing it near the end of the Pleistocene.
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Shoemaker crater

Shoemaker crater

Shoemaker crater is a meteor crater in Western Australia. Originally called Teague crater, it was renamed after the late planetary scientist Eugene Shoemaker.
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Earth Impact Structures - South America

Earth Impact Structures - South America

These are the confirmed impact structures on the continent of South America.

Instructions:
- Doubleclick on a folder to see an overview of the structure.
- Click on the placemark to see the description of the structure.
- Doubleclick on the 'size indicator' to see the estimated size of the structure.
Rating of 509/28/20051,505Google Earth Logo
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Earth Impact Structures - North America

Earth Impact Structures - North America

These are the confirmed impact structures on the continent of North America.

Instructions:
- Doubleclick on a folder to see an overview of the structure.
- Click on the placemark to see the description of the structure.
- Doubleclick on the 'size indicator' to see the estimated size of the structure.
Rating of 3.42857142809/28/20051,930Google Earth Logo
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Earth Impact Structures - Europe

Earth Impact Structures - Europe

These are the confirmed impact structures on the continent of Europe.

Instructions:
- Doubleclick on a folder to see an overview of the structure.
- Click on the placemark to see the description of the structure.
- Doubleclick on the 'size indicator' to see the estimated size of the structure.
Rating of 3.33333333309/28/20051,836Google Earth Logo
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Earth Impact Structures - Australia

Earth Impact Structures - Australia

These are the confirmed impact structures on the continent of Australia.

Instructions:
- Doubleclick on a folder to see an overview of the structure.
- Click on the placemark to see the description of the structure.
- Doubleclick on the 'size indicator' to see the estimated size of the structure.
No rating yet09/28/20051,249Google Earth Logo
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Earth Impact Structures - Asia

Earth Impact Structures - Asia

These are the confirmed impact structures on the continent of Asia.

Instructions:
- Doubleclick on a folder to see an overview of the structure.
- Click on the placemark to see the description of the structure.
- Doubleclick on the 'size indicator' to see the estimated size of the structure.
Rating of 509/28/20051,198Google Earth Logo
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Earth Impact Structures - Africa

Earth Impact Structures - Africa

These are the confirmed impact structures on the continent of Africa.

Instructions:
- Doubleclick on a folder to see an overview of the structure.
- Click on the placemark to see the description of the structure.
- Doubleclick on the 'size indicator' to see the estimated size of the structure.
Rating of 509/28/20051,264Google Earth Logo
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Impact Structures Top 10

Impact Structures Top 10

Top 10 largest confirmed impact structures on earth.
Rating of 509/12/2005981Google Earth Logo
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Amboy Crater, Mojave Desert, CA

Amboy Crater, Mojave Desert, CA

Nice crater in the Mojave desert in California.
Additional info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amboy_Crater
Rating of 3.408/31/20051,920Google Earth Logo
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Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona

Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona

It is one of the best-preserved meteorite craters on Earth.
Rating of 3.28571428508/27/20052,074Google Earth Logo
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Crater in South India

Crater in South India

Check out this crater where there are no reported Meteor or Volcanic craters.
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a conservation area situated 180 km west of Arusha, Tanzania. The main feature of the area is the Ngorongoro Crater, which is the world's largest unbroken volcanic caldera. The steep sides of the crater mean that it has become a natural enclosure for a very wide variety of wildlife, including most of the species found in East Africa.

Aside from...
Rating of 3.37508/22/20052,402Google Earth Logo
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Mono Lake, CA

Mono Lake, CA

Mono Lake, California, west of Yosemite National Park.
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Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater, Australia

Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater, Australia

Australia has some of the best examples of meteorite impact sites anywhere in the world and Wolfe Creek Crater, Western Australia, is one of the most spectacular. The floor lies 55 metres below the rim of the crater, and although partly buried by windblown sand, the rim of the crater rises to 25 metres above the surrounding plain.

I thought it was the second largest in the world bu...
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Spider

Spider

Some craters have been almost completely eroded away. Spider Crater in Australia, 13 km across, is over 600 million years old. It is barely recognizable as an impact structure.
Rating of 3.508/12/20051,225Google Earth Logo
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Talemzane

Talemzane

It is 1.75 km in diameter and the age is estimated to be less than three million years and is probably Pliocene. The crater is not exposed to the surface.
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Tenoumer

Tenoumer

Tenoumer is a meteor crater in Mauritania.
It is 1.9 km in diameter and the age is estimated to be 21,400 ± 9,700 years placing it in the Pleistocene. The crater is exposed to the surface.
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Clearwater Lakes

Clearwater Lakes

These twin circular lakes (large dark features) were formed simultaneously by the impact of an asteroidal pair which slammed into the planet approximately 290 million years ago. The lakes are located near the eastern shore of Hudson Bay within the Canadian Shield in a region of generally low relief in northern Quebec province. Notice that the larger western structure contains a ring of islands ...
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New Quebec

New Quebec

This aerial view looks west over the 250-meter-deep circular lake that fills the New Quebec Crater, a relatively large, well-preserved crater. The interior topography of the crater is covered by lake sediments that inhibit a determination of whether the structure has a small central uplift. The rocks involved in this impact event are ancient and strongly deformed gneisses of the Precambrian shi...
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Crater Lake, OR

Crater Lake, OR

This Carater is an extict volcano named Mazama, which was 12,000 ft. tall seven thousand years ago. An eruption cuase the whole volacno to collaspes froming crater lake.
Rating of 3.37508/05/20052,819Google Earth Logo
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Lake Bosumtwi (Bosumtwe)

Lake Bosumtwi (Bosumtwe)

This lake is a flooded meteorite crater in Ghana, approximately 8km across. The impact crater is estimated to be 1.3 million years old. The lake is considered to be sacred by the 'Ashanti', where their dead go to farewell their god Twi.
Rating of 508/03/20051,586Google Earth Logo
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Haughton impact crater, Netherlands

Haughton impact crater, Netherlands

Haughton impact crater, 23 million years old and 24 Km wide.
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Pilot impact crater

Pilot impact crater

Hard to see that this is an impact crater, but it really is. It is 445 Million years old
Rating of 2.808/01/20051,686Google Earth Logo
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A great blue hole in the ocean

A great blue hole in the ocean

A crater, volcano or whatever - its a hole in the ocean.
Rating of 3.2508/01/20056,377Google Earth Logo
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