List of impact craters in Europe

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This list of impact craters in Europe includes all confirmed impact craters as listed in the Earth Impact Database. 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.

Name Location Diameter (km) Age (years) Coordinates
Boltysh Ukraine 24 65.17 ± 0.64 million 48°45′N 32°10′E / 48.750°N 32.167°E / 48.750; 32.167 (Boltysh)
Dellen Sweden 19 89.0 ± 2.7 million 61°51′N 16°42′E / 61.850°N 16.700°E / 61.850; 16.700 (Dellen)
Dobele Latvia 4.5 290 ± 35 million 56°35′N 23°15′E / 56.583°N 23.250°E / 56.583; 23.250 (Dobele)
Gardnos Norway 5 500 ± 10 million 60°39′N 9°0′E / 60.650°N 9.000°E / 60.650; 9.000 (Gardnos)
Granby Sweden 3 470 million (approx.) 58°25′N 14°56′E / 58.417°N 14.933°E / 58.417; 14.933 (Granby)
Guarda Portugal 30 200 million (approx.) 40°38′N 07°06′W / 40.633°N 7.100°W / 40.633; -7.100 (Guarda)
Gusev Russia 3 49.0 ± 0.2 million 48°26′N 40°32′E / 48.433°N 40.533°E / 48.433; 40.533 (Gusev)
Ilumetsa Estonia 0.08 6600 (at least) 57°58′N 27°25′E / 57.967°N 27.417°E / 57.967; 27.417 (Ilumetsa)
Ilyinets Ukraine 8.5 378 ± 5 million 49°7′N 29°6′E / 49.117°N 29.100°E / 49.117; 29.100 (Ilyinets)
Iso-Naakkima Finland 3 1000 million (at least) 62°11′N 27°9′E / 62.183°N 27.150°E / 62.183; 27.150 (Iso-Naakkima)
Yanisyarvi Russia 14 700 ± 5 million 61°58′N 30°55′E / 61.967°N 30.917°E / 61.967; 30.917 (Yanisyarvi)
Kaali Estonia 0.11 km (largest of 9) 3000...5000 58°22′N 22°40′E / 58.367°N 22.667°E / 58.367; 22.667 (Kaali)
Kaluga Russia 15 380 ± 5 million 54°30′N 36°12′E / 54.500°N 36.200°E / 54.500; 36.200 (Kaluga)
Kamensk Russia 25 49.0 ± 0.2 million 48°21′N 40°30′E / 48.350°N 40.500°E / 48.350; 40.500 (Kamensk)
Kärdla Estonia 4 455 million (approx.) 59°1′N 22°46′E / 59.017°N 22.767°E / 59.017; 22.767 (Kärdla)
Karikkoselkä Finland 1.4 230 million (approx.) 62°13′N 25°15′E / 62.217°N 25.250°E / 62.217; 25.250 (Karikkoselkä)
Karla Russia 10 5 ± 1 million 54°55′N 48°2′E / 54.917°N 48.033°E / 54.917; 48.033 (Karla)
Keurusselkä Finland 30 1800 million (at most) 62°8′N 24°36′E / 62.133°N 24.600°E / 62.133; 24.600 (Keurusselkä)
Kursk Russia 6 250 ± 80 million 51°42′N 36°0′E / 51.700°N 36.000°E / 51.700; 36.000 (Kursk)
Lappajärvi Finland 23 73.3 ± 5.3 million 63°12′N 23°42′E / 63.200°N 23.700°E / 63.200; 23.700 (Lappajärvi)
Lockne Sweden 7.5 455 million 63°0′N 14°49′E / 63.000°N 14.817°E / 63.000; 14.817 (Lockne)
Logoisk Belarus 15 42.3 ± 1.1 million 54°12′N 27°48′E / 54.200°N 27.800°E / 54.200; 27.800 (Logoisk)
Lumparn Finland 9 1000 million (approx.) 60°9′N 20°6′E / 60.150°N 20.100°E / 60.150; 20.100 (Lumparn)
Mien Sweden 9 121.0 ± 2.3 million 56°25′N 14°52′E / 56.417°N 14.867°E / 56.417; 14.867 (Mien)
Mishina Gora Russia 2.5 300 ± 50 million 58°43′N 28°3′E / 58.717°N 28.050°E / 58.717; 28.050 (Mishina Gora)
Mizarai Lithuania 5 500 ± 20 million 54°1′N 23°54′E / 54.017°N 23.900°E / 54.017; 23.900 (Mizarai)
Mjølnir Barents Sea, Norway 40 142.0 ± 2.6 million 73°48′N 29°40′E / 73.800°N 29.667°E / 73.800; 29.667 (Mjølnir)
Morasko Poland 0.10 km (largest of 7) 5,000 (approx.) 52°29′N 16°54′E / 52.483°N 16.900°E / 52.483; 16.900 (Morasko)
Neugrund Estonia 8 470 million (approx.) 59°20′N 23°40′E / 59.333°N 23.667°E / 59.333; 23.667 (Neugrund)
Nördlinger Ries Germany 25 14.8 million 48°53′N 10°34′E / 48.883°N 10.567°E / 48.883; 10.567 (Nördlinger Ries)
Obolon' Ukraine 20 169 ± 7 million 49°35′N 32°55′E / 49.583°N 32.917°E / 49.583; 32.917 (Obolon')
Paasselkä Finland 10 1800 million (at most) 62°9′N 29°25′E / 62.150°N 29.417°E / 62.150; 29.417 (Paasselkä)
Puchezh-Katunki Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 80 167 ± 3 million 56°58′N 43°43′E / 56.967°N 43.717°E / 56.967; 43.717 (Puchezh-Katunki)
Rochechouart France 23 214 ± 8 million 45°49′N 0°47′E / 45.817°N 0.783°E / 45.817; 0.783 (Rochechouart)
Rotmistrovka Ukraine 2.7 120 ± 10 million 49°0′N 32°0′E / 49.000°N 32.000°E / 49.000; 32.000 (Rotmistrovka)
Saarijärvi Finland 1.5 600 million (at least) 65°17′N 28°23′E / 65.283°N 28.383°E / 65.283; 28.383 (Saarijärvi)
Siljan Sweden 52 376.8 ± 1.7 million 61°2′N 14°52′E / 61.033°N 14.867°E / 61.033; 14.867 (Siljan)
Steinheim Germany 3.8 15 ± 1 million 48°41′N 10°4′E / 48.683°N 10.067°E / 48.683; 10.067 (Steinheim)
Suavjärvi Russia 16 2400 million (approx.) 63°7′N 33°23′E / 63.117°N 33.383°E / 63.117; 33.383 (Suavjärvi)
Suvasvesi North Finland 4 1000 million (at most) 62°42′N 28°10′E / 62.700°N 28.167°E / 62.700; 28.167 (Suvasvesi North)
Sääksjärvi Finland 6 560 million (approx.) 61°24′N 22°24′E / 61.400°N 22.400°E / 61.400; 22.400 (Sääksjärvi)
Söderfjärden Finland 6.6 600 million (approx.) 63°0′N 21°34′E / 63.000°N 21.567°E / 63.000; 21.567 (Söderfjärden)
Ternovka Ukraine 11 280 ± 10 million 48°08′N 33°31′E / 48.133°N 33.517°E / 48.133; 33.517 (Ternovka)
Tvären Sweden 2 455 million (approx.) 58°46′N 17°25′E / 58.767°N 17.417°E / 58.767; 17.417 (Tvären)
Vepriai Lithuania 8 160 ± 10 million (at least) 55°5′N 24°35′E / 55.083°N 24.583°E / 55.083; 24.583 (Vepriai)
Zapadnaya Ukraine 3.2 165 ± 5 million 49°44′N 29°0′E / 49.733°N 29.000°E / 49.733; 29.000 (Zapadnaya)
Zeleny Gai Ukraine 3.5 80 ± 20 million 48°4′N 32°45′E / 48.067°N 32.750°E / 48.067; 32.750 (Zeleny Gai)

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 for which it is difficult to collect evidence are generally known for some time before becoming listed. However, entries on the unconfirmed list could still have an impact origin disproven.

Name Location Diameter Age Coordinates
Silverpit North Sea near England 8 60 ± 15 million 54°14′N 1°51′E / 54.233°N 1.850°E / 54.233; 1.850 (Silverpit)
Sirente Italy largest 140 x 115 m 1500 years (approx.) 42°10′38″N 13°35′45″E / 42.17722°N 13.59583°E / 42.17722; 13.59583 (Sirente)
Ullapool Loch Broom, Scotland 50 1.2 billion 57°09′N 5°17′W / 57.150°N 5.283°W / 57.150; -5.283 (Ullapool)

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