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This list of impact craters on Earth includes all confirmed impact craters as listed in the Earth Impact Database. Only the most notable craters are listed below; the rest are listed by geographical region on separate pages. These features were caused by the collision of large meteorites or comets with the Earth. For eroded or buried craters the stated diameter typically refers to an estimate of original rim diameter and may not correspond to present surface features.

Notable craters listed by size Edit

Name Location Diameter Age (megayears) Coordinates
Vredefort Free State, South Africa 300 km 2020 27°0′S 27°30′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Vredefort)
Sudbury Ontario, Canada 250 km 1850 46°36′N 81°11′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Sudbury)
Chicxulub Yucatán, Mexico 170 km 65 21°20′N 89°30′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Chicxulub)
Popigai Siberia, Russia 100 km 35.7 71°39′N 111°11′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Popigai)
Manicouagan Quebec, Canada 100 km 214 51°23′N 68°42′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Manicouagan)
Acraman South Australia, Australia 90 km 590 32°1′S 135°27′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Acraman)
Chesapeake Bay Virginia, United States 90 km 35.5 37°17′N 76°1′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Chesapeake Bay)
Puchezh-Katunki Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia 80 km 167 56°58′N 43°43′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Puchezh-Katunki)
Morokweng Kalahari Desert, South Africa 70 km 145 26°28′S 23°32′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Morokweng)
Kara Nenetsia, Russia 65 km 70 69°6′N 64°9′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Kara)
Beaverhead Idaho and Montana, United States 60 km 600 44°15′N 114°0′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Beaverhead)
Woodleigh Western Australia, Australia 60–120 km 364 26°3′S 114°40′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Woodleigh)
Tookoonooka Queensland, Australia 55 km 128 27°7′S 142°50′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Tookoonooka)
Charlevoix Quebec, Canada 54 km 342 47°32′N 70°18′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Charlevoix)
Siljan Dalarna, Sweden 52 km 377 61°2′N 14°52′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Siljan)
Kara-Kul Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan 52 km 5 39°1′N 73°27′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Kara-Kul)
Montagnais Nova Scotia, Canada 45 km 50 42°53′N 64°13′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Montagnais)
Araguainha Central Brazil 40 km 244 16°47′S 52°59′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Araguainha)
Mjølnir Barents Sea, Norway 40 km 142 73°48′N 29°40′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Mjølnir)
Saint Martin Manitoba, Canada 40 km 220 51°47′N 98°32′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Saint Martin)
Carswell Saskatchewan, Canada 39 km 115 58°27′N 109°30′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Carswell)
Clearwater West Quebec, Canada 36 km 290 56°13′N 74°30′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Clearwater West)
Manson Iowa, United States 35 km 73.8 42°35′N 94°33′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Manson)
Yarrabubba Western Australia, Australia 30 km 2000 27°10′S 118°50′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Yarrabubba)
Slate Islands Ontario, Canada 30 km 450 48°40′N 87°0′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Slate Islands)
Shoemaker Western Australia, Australia 30 km 1630 25°52′S 120°53′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Shoemaker)
Keurusselkä Western Finland, Finland 30 km 1800 62°8′N 24°36′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Keurusselkä)
Mistastin Labrador, Canada 28 km 36 55°53′N 63°18′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Mistastin)
Clearwater East Quebec, Canada 26 km 290 56°04′N 74°06′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Clearwater East)
Nördlinger Ries Bavaria, Germany 25 km 14.8 48°53′N 10°34′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Nördlinger Ries)
Amelia Creek Northern Territory, Australia 20 km 1660–600 20°55′S 134°50′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Amelia Creek)
Glikson Western Australia, Australia ~19 km < 508 23°59′S 121°34′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Glikson)
Sierra Madera Texas, United States 13 km < 100 30°36′N 102°55′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Sierra Madera)
Bigach Kazakhstan 8 km 5 ± 3 48°30′N 82°00′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Bigach)
Middlesboro Middlesboro, Kentucky, United States ~6 km < 300 36°37′N 83°44′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Middlesboro)
Gardnos Nesbyen, Norway 5 km 650 60°39′N 9°0′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Gardnos)
Steinheim Baden-Württemberg, Germany 3.8 km 15 48°41′N 10°4′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Steinheim)
Pingualuit Quebec, Canada 3.44 km 1.4 Template:Coord/input/dms
West Hawk Manitoba, Canada 2.44 km 351 49°46′N 95°11′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (West Hawk)
Lonar Buldhana district, India 1.83 km 0.052 19°58′N 76°31′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Lonar)
Santa Fe New Mexico, United States >1.6 km 1400-1600 35°45′N 105°56′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Santa Fe)
Barringer (Meteor Crater) Arizona, United States 1.2 km 0.049 35°2′N 111°1′W / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Barringer)
Wolfe Creek Western Australia, Australia 0.875 km 0.300 19°10′S 127°47′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Wolfe Creek)
Odessa Texas, United States 0.168 km 0.050 Template:Coord/input/dms
Kaali Saaremaa, Estonia 0.110 km 0.0026 ± 200 yrs 58°24′N 22°40′E / Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Expression error: Unexpected < operator. / Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".; Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[". (Kaali)

All craters listed alphabetically Edit

See:

See also Edit

el:Κατάλογος Συμβάντων Πρόσκρουσηςit:Crateri da impatto sulla Terra

pt:Anexo:Lista de crateras de impacto na terra

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