Victoria Island (California)

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Victoria Island is an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in San Joaquin County, California, twenty kilometres southwest of Stockton.[1] The 7,200-acre (2,900 ha) island is bounded on the north by North Victoria Canal, on the northeast by Middle River, on the southeast by Victoria Canal, and on the south- and southwest Old River. It is crossed by California State Route 4.[2]

Buried impact structure[edit]

Oil exploration led to the discovery of a possible buried impact structure in the sediments under the island. It was named the Victoria Island Structure after the island.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ https://maps.yahoo.com/businesses/?lat=37.89382116477037&lon=-121.47394180297852&q=old%20river%20California%20Delta&bb=37.98452784%2C-121.62963867%2C37.80300259%2C-121.31824493&nllr=37.954557398956055%2C37.80896989568318%2C-121.46611404418945%2C-121.71522903442383&hn=1&b=old%20river&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001&p=old%20river%20California%20Delta You can see which is Victoria Island based on the description because the canals are labelled, and you can see the 4 cross it, on Yahoo Maps
  3. ^ Spevack, S. C., Morrow, J. R., Spevack, B. Z. (2007). "3-D seismic and well log analyses of the Victoria Island Structure, a Potential Buried Impact Crater, San Joaquin County, California" (.PDF). Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVIII. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  4. ^ Roach, John (2007-03-27). "Giant Meteorite Hit Ancient California, Crater Study Suggests". National Geographic News. National Geographic Society. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 

Coordinates: 37°53′24″N 121°32′05″W / 37.889925°N 121.534672°W / 37.889925; -121.534672