The small town of Mars Bluff was the place where in 1958 a B-47 Stratojet accidentally dropped a nuclear bomb - fortunately without the removable core. 7,600 pounds of conventional explosives created a 75 feet wide crater. Some people from the family living in a nearby farm house were injured from the explosion, nobody was killed.
Awkward thing, especially for some Air Force guys...
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...
This crater is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The main crater is about two km (6,562 ft.) wide and usually contains a lava lake. The crater presently has two distinct cooled lava benches within the crater walls - one at about 3175m (10,400 ft) and a lower one at about 2975m (9,800 ft).
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 ...
Darwin Crater was discovered in 1972 by Ramsay J. Ford. The crater lies 26 km south of Queenstown Tasmania.
The crater was formed by a 20 - 50 m diameter asteroid that struck the Earth approximately 730,000 +/- 40,000 years ago.
The crater has a diameter of 1.2km and is 230 metres deep. It was a lake until about 30 000 years ago, today it is filled with sediment. The crater is ass...
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...
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