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Most beautiful impact craters - Google Earth pictures - 2. Asia/Russia

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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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This thread is a continuation of the first part that was about African impact craters that you can find here
I was advised that "general chit chat" was more accurate to post my topic, so here I'am!!

A few words also about these pictures and the work I had to do for putting all of them together. My main problem was to find them of Google Earth, as most are barely visible yet
most likely due to erosion factors.
Another problem was that Google Earth do not provides better resolution for all that I got sometimes was only a bunch of blurry pixels...

I welcome any other satellite or aerial picture about an impact crater that is not on my list. Thanks!


Here are the 9 most beautiful impact craters of Asia and Russia (of a total of 30 confirmed), taken from Google Earth, and ranked in decreasing size.
I've put for each of them their principal characteristics, such as diameter, estimated age, target rock and bolide type when known.
Ages in millions of years (Ma) before present.
Diameter in Kilometers.
Abbreviations: C - Crystalline Target; C-Ms - Metasedimentary Target; M - Mixed Target (i.e.sedimentary strata overlying crystalline basement); S - sedimentary target

Enjoy!


1. Kara-kul, Tajikistan



- Age: < 5
- Diameter: 52
- Coordinates: N 39° 1' E 73° 27'
- Target Rock: C
- Bolide Type: ?

2. Logancha, Russia



- Age: 40 ± 20
- Diameter: 20
- Coordinates: N 65° 31' E 95° 56'
- Target Rock: M
- Bolide Type: ?

3. El'gygytgyn, Russia



- Age: 3.5 ± 0.5
- Diameter: 18
- Coordinates: N 67° 30' E 172° 5'
- Target Rock: C
- Bolide Type: Achondrite

4. Jänisjärvi, Russia



- Age: 700 ± 5
- Diameter: 14
- Coordinates: N 61° 58' E 30° 55'
- Target Rock: C-Ms
- Bolide Type: ?

5. Dhala, India



- Age: 1700 - 2100
- Diameter: 11
- Coordinates: N 25°18' E 78° 8'
- Target Rock: M
- Bolide Type: ?

6. Chiyli, Kazakhstan



- Age: 46 ± 7
- Diameter: 5.5
- Coordinates: N 49° 10' E 57° 51'
- Target Rock: S
- Bolide Type: ?

7. Jebel Waqf as Suwwan, Jordan



- Age: 56 - 37
- Diameter: 5.5
- Coordinates: N 31° 03' E 36° 48'
- Target Rock: S
- Bolide Type: ?

8. Lonar, India



- Age: 0.052 ± 0.006
- Diameter: 1.83
- Coordinates: N 19° 58' E 76° 31'
- Target Rock: C
- Bolide Type: ?

9. Tabun-Khara-Obo, Mongolia



- Age: 150 ± 20
- Diameter: 1.3
- Coordinates: N 44° 07' E 109° 39'
- Target Rock: C
- Bolide Type: ?

References:
Earth Impact Database
List of Impact Craters in Asia
edit on 17-5-2012 by elevenaugust because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Very neat. Always been fascinated at these. What's more intriguing is the fact that it's been a very long time since we have been impacted but such huge meteorite. When was the last one? Was it the Tungska event in Russia. We are due that's for sure.



posted on May, 19 2012 @ 08:32 AM
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Well done another great post


I think number 5 looked the best, almost like a giant foot print.
Run it's GODZILLA



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