List of impact craters in Australia

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This is a List of impact craters in Australia that includes all confirmed impact craters as listed in the Earth Impact Database.[1]

Impact craters - confirmed[edit]

Name State Diameter (km) Age (years) Coordinates
Acraman South Australia 90 about 590 million 32°1′S 135°27′E / 32.017°S 135.450°E / -32.017; 135.450 (Acraman)
Amelia Creek Northern Territory 20 1660 - 600 million 20°55′S 134°50′E / 20.917°S 134.833°E / -20.917; 134.833 (Amelia Creek)
Boxhole Northern Territory 0.17 5,400 ± 1,500 22°37′S 135°12′E / 22.617°S 135.200°E / -22.617; 135.200 (Boxhole)
Connolly Basin Western Australia 9 < 60 million 23°32′S 124°45′E / 23.533°S 124.750°E / -23.533; 124.750 (Connolly Basin)
Crawford South Australia 8.5 > 35 million 34°43′S 139°2′E / 34.717°S 139.033°E / -34.717; 139.033 (Crawford)
Dalgaranga Western Australia 0.024 about 3000 27°38′S 117°17′E / 27.633°S 117.283°E / -27.633; 117.283 (Dalgaranga)
Flaxman South Australia 10 > 35 million 34°37′S 139°4′E / 34.617°S 139.067°E / -34.617; 139.067 (Flaxman)
Foelsche Northern Territory 6 > 545 million 16°40′S 136°47′E / 16.667°S 136.783°E / -16.667; 136.783 (Foelsche)
Glikson Western Australia 19 < 508 million 23°59′S 121°34′E / 23.983°S 121.567°E / -23.983; 121.567 (Glikson)
Goat Paddock Western Australia 5.1 < 50 million 18°20′S 126°40′E / 18.333°S 126.667°E / -18.333; 126.667 (Goat Paddock)
Gosses Bluff Northern Territory 22 142.5 ± 0.8 million 23°49′S 132°19′E / 23.817°S 132.317°E / -23.817; 132.317 (Gosses Bluff)
Goyder Northern Territory 3 < 1.4 billion 13°9′S 135°2′E / 13.150°S 135.033°E / -13.150; 135.033 (Goyder)
Henbury Northern Territory 0.157 4200 ± 1900 24°34′S 133°8′E / 24.567°S 133.133°E / -24.567; 133.133 (Henbury)
Kelly West Northern Territory 10 > 550 million 19°56′S 133°57′E / 19.933°S 133.950°E / -19.933; 133.950 (Kelly West)
Lawn Hill Queensland 18 > 515 million 18°40′S 138°39′E / 18.667°S 138.650°E / -18.667; 138.650 (Lawn Hill)
Liverpool Northern Territory 1.6 1000 - 543 million 12°24′S 134°3′E / 12.400°S 134.050°E / -12.400; 134.050 (Liverpool)
Mount Toondina South Australia 4 < 110 million 27°57′S 135°22′E / 27.950°S 135.367°E / -27.950; 135.367 (Mount Toondina)
Piccaninny Western Australia 7 < 360 million 17°26′S 128°26′E / 17.433°S 128.433°E / -17.433; 128.433 (Piccaninny)
Shoemaker (was Teague) Western Australia 30 Proterozoic 25°52′S 120°53′E / 25.867°S 120.883°E / -25.867; 120.883 (Shoemaker)
Spider Western Australia 13 > 570 million 16°44′S 126°5′E / 16.733°S 126.083°E / -16.733; 126.083 (Spider)
Strangways Northern Territory 25 646 ± 42 million 15°12′S 133°35′E / 15.200°S 133.583°E / -15.200; 133.583 (Strangways)
Tookoonooka Queensland 55 128 ± 5 million 27°7′S 142°50′E / 27.117°S 142.833°E / -27.117; 142.833 (Tookoonooka)
Veevers Western Australia 0.08 < 20 thousand 22°58′S 125°22′E / 22.967°S 125.367°E / -22.967; 125.367 (Veevers)
Wolfe Creek Western Australia 0.875 300,000 19°10′S 127°48′E / 19.167°S 127.800°E / -19.167; 127.800 (Wolfe Creek)
Woodleigh Western Australia 60–120 364 ± 8 million 26°3′S 114°40′E / 26.050°S 114.667°E / -26.050; 114.667 (Woodleigh)
Yarrabubba Western Australia 30 about 2 billion 27°10′S 118°50′E / 27.167°S 118.833°E / -27.167; 118.833 (Yarrabubba)

Unconfirmed impact craters[edit]

The following craters are officially considered "unconfirmed" because they are not listed in the Earth Impact Database. Due to stringent requirements regarding evidence and peer-reviewed publication, newly-discovered craters or those with difficulty collecting evidence generally are known for some time before becoming listed. However, entries on the unconfirmed list could still have an impact origin disproven.

Name State Diameter Age Coordinates
Bedout Indian Ocean, Western Australia 200 km 250 million 18°S 119°E / 18°S 119°E / -18; 119 (Bedout)
Darwin Crater Tasmania 1.2 km 800 thousand 42°19′S 145°40′E / 42.317°S 145.667°E / -42.317; 145.667 (Darwin crater)
East Warburton Basin South Australia ­­>200 km about 360 million 27°0′S 140°5′E / 27.000°S 140.083°E / -27.000; 140.083 (East Warburton Basin)
Massive Australian Precambrian/Cambrian Impact Structure,MAPCIS Northern Territory multiple rings 500 km - 2000 km 545 million = P/C boundary 25°33′S 131°23′E / 25.550°S 131.383°E / -25.550; 131.383 (MAPCIS)
Hickman Crater Newman, Western Australia 270 m 10 - 100 thousand 23°2′13.4″S 119°40′59.3″E / 23.037056°S 119.683139°E / -23.037056; 119.683139 (Hickman Crater)
Unnamed impact[2] Cooper Basin, South Australia 80 km - 160 km 300 million (impact centre is unknown)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bevan, Alex. and Ken McNamara (2009) Australia's meteorite craters Welshpool, W. A. : Western Australian Museum, 2nd ed. ISBN 978-1-920843-96-0 (pbk.) and other sources provide a contrast in methodology and limitations to the information in the EID
  2. ^ UQ Researcher Discovers Giant Asteroid Impact

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