list of includes all confirmed impact craters as listed in the impact craters in North America 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.
United States [ edit ]
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.
Alamo bolide impact
Nevada, USA unknown
Iowa, USA 5.6
43°18′49.73″N 91°46′20.04″W / 43.3138139°N 91.7722333°W 2 (probable)
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09°06′N 79°47′W / 9.100°N 79.783°W 2 (probable)
13°22′N 85°57′W / 13.37°N 85.95°W 4
Kentucky, USA 4.3
38°11′N 85°07′W / 38.183°N 85.117°W 2 (probable)
New York, USA 10
42°03′N 74°24′W / 42.050°N 74.400°W 2 (probable)
South Carolina, USA 11
33°49′N 79°22′W / 33.817°N 79.367°W 2 (probable)
New Jersey, USA 22
39°08′N 72°51′W / 39.133°N 72.850°W 2 (probable)
Victoria Island structure
California, USA 5.5
37°53′24″N 121°32′05″W / 37.889925°N 121.534672°W [7 ] 2 (probable)
Missouri, USA 15–20
325.0 ± 15.0 million
37°59′N 93°38′W / 37.983°N 93.633°W 2 (probable)
Brushy Creek Feature
Louisiana, USA 2
11,000 - 30,000 years
30°46′05″N 90°44′06″W / 30.768°N 90.735°W 2 (probable).
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See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ July 25, 2012. "Researchers discover new impact crater in the Arctic," University of Saskatchewan, Accessed August 8, 2012. NOTE: Geographic coordinates are in the comments section.
^ King, Jr., David T. (April 23, 2010). "Wetumpka Crater". The Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation . Retrieved February 7, 2013.
^ "Wetumpka's Coastal Impact Crater". City of Wetumpka . Retrieved February 7, 2013.
^ a b c d e f g h i Rajmon, David (October 10, 2009). "Impact Database 2009.2" (Excel). Impact Field Studies Group . Retrieved December 28, 2009.
^ Vastag, Brian (18 February 2013). "Crater found in Iowa points to asteroid break-up 470 million years ago". Washington Post . Retrieved 19 February 2013.
^ U.S. Geological Survey. "Iowa Meteorite Crater Confirmed" . Retrieved 7 March 2013.
^ "Victoria Island". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
^ Heinrich, P.V. (2003) Possible Meteorite Impact Crater in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Search and Discovery Article. no. 50006. American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
^ Heinrich, P.V. (2003) Origin of a Circular Depression and Associated Fractured and Shocked Quartz, St. Helena Parish, LA. Transactions of the Gulf Association of Geological Societies. vol. 53, pp. 313-322.
^ Anonymous, 2008, LGS Researcher Featured in Meteor Crater News Story. Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
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