Monturaqui crater

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Monturaqui Crater
Location of Monturaqui meteorite crater.

Monturaqui is a meteorite crater in Chile. 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