Monturaqui crater

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Monturaqui Crater
Location of Monturaqui meteorite crater.

Monturaqui is a meteorite crater in Chile discovered by Joaquín Sanchez Rojas in 1962. It is located south of the Salar de Atacama, in the Antofagasta Region. The crater is exposed at the surface,[1] and is 350–370 m (1,150–1,210 ft) in diameter and approximately 34 m (112 ft) deep. The impact that created the crater is estimated to have occurred approximately 660,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene Epoch.


  1. ^ "Monturaqui". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 

Coordinates: 23°55′41″S 68°15′42″W / 23.92806°S 68.26167°W / -23.92806; -68.26167