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List of described impact craters

List of described impact craters and meteorites

Here are listed impact craters and meteorites described in this website.

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NoNameCountry, regionAge (years)Width (m)Depth (m)ValueRank
157 Paasselkä lake Finland, Southern Savonia 229 000 000 11 000 75 Unexplained, Meteorology, Geology 7
250 Monturaqui Crater Chile, Antofagasta 660 000 360 34 Geology 5
360 Kaali Crater Estonia, Saaremaa 4 000 - 7 600 110 23 Geology, Archaeology 2
364 Aouelloul crater Mauritania, Adrar 3 100 000 390 53 Geology 3
365 Tenoumer crater Mauritania, Tiris Zemmour 21 400 1 900 110 Geology 3
366 Temimichât-Ghallaman crater Mauritania, Tiris Zemmour ? 690 35 Geology 6
368 Pingualuit crater Canada, Quebec 1 400 000 3 440 400 Geology 2
369 Lonar crater India, Maharashtra 570 000 1 800 150 Geology, Biology 3
370 Meteor crater United States, Arizona 49 000 1 180 170 Geology 1
371 Veevers crater Australia, Western Australia < 4 000 75 7 Geology 5
372 Wolfe Creek crater Australia, Western Australia 300 000 875 60 Geology 2
374 Tabun Khara Obo Mongolia, Dornogovi Province unknown 1 300 30 Geology 5
375 Macha crater field Russia, Sakha Republic 7 300 300 > 20 Geology 4
378 Wabar craters (al-Hadida meteors) Saudi Arabia, Eastern Province 300? 116 1 - 2 Geology 4
382 Roter Kamm crater Namibia, Karas region 5 000 000 ? 2 500 130 Geology 4
383 Lake Bosumtwi Ghana, Ashanti region ˜ 1 070 000 10 500 ˜ 380 Geology, Biology 3
384 Amguid crater Algeria, Tamanghasset province < 100 000 530 ˜ 65 Geology 3
385 Tswaing crater South Africa, Gauteng province ˜ 220 000 1 130 119 Geology 3
386 Kamil crater Egypt, New Valley governorate < 5 000 44.8 15.8 Geology 4
388 Carancas impact crater Peru, Puno 5 13.5 4.5 Geology 4
418 Lake Tele Republic of the Congo, Likuala ? 6 700 ? Unexplained, Biology, Geology 2

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Estonia: Kaali Crater

Kaali crater, Estonia
Kaali crater / Siim Ainsaar, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

One of the most recent impact craters on Earth is Kaali Crater in Estonia. This large crater formed some 4 - 7.6 thousand years ago and this could be the only large impact crater which formed in a populated area.