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RE: Giant Impact Near India -- Not Mexico -- May Have Doomed Dinosaurs



Hi all,

Just a reminder, a cutout from Archive (shameless selfpromoting... ^_^ )

Largest (over 100 km) impact craters:

Name:      Size:           Age:          Location:              Coordinates:

Sudbury    250 km         1850Â3 Ma     Canada, Ontario         N46Â 36', W81Â 
11'
Bedout    ~200 km         250.1Â4.5 Ma  Indian Ocean (Northwestern Australian 
coast)
Chicxulub  180 km         64.98Â0.05 Ma Mexico, YucatÃn Peninsula N21Â 24', 
W89Â 31'
Acraman    160 km         >570 Ma       Australia, South Australia  S32Â 01', 
E135Â 27'
Morokweng  140 km         145Â0.8 Ma    South Africa, Northwest Province S26Â 
20', E23Â 32'
Vredefort  140 km         1970 Ma       South Africa            S27Â 00', E27Â 
30'
Lycksele   ~130 km        1260-1800 Ma  Sweden, Northern Sweden ~N64Â 30', 
~E18Â 15'
Woodleigh  ~120 km        359Â4 Ma      Australia, Western Australia  S26Â 03', 
E114Â 40'
Popigai    100 km         35.7Â0.8 Ma   Russia, Anabar Plantau N71Â 38', E111Â 
12'

References are in Archive, 
http://www.helsinki.fi/~mhaaramo/meteor_impacts/meteor_craters.html

If somebody has updates, please send me a link/pdf...

--Mikko Haaramo

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Mikko K. Haaramo, M.Sc.

Vertebrate paleontologist
Department of Geology
P.O.Box 64 [Gustaf HÃllstrÃmin katu 2a]
FIN-00014  University of Helsinki
Finland
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