Vista Alegre crater

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The Vista Alegre Crater is a meteorite crater in Coronel Vivida, Paraná State, Brazil.[1]

It is 9.5 km in diameter and the age is estimated to be less than 65 million years (Paleocene or younger).[1] More recently, a date of about 115 Ma has been given[2] and closer to the age of Vargeão Dome. Considering the proximity of location, age, and stratigraphic similarities of Vista Alegre and Vargeão, it has been proposed that it was a double impact.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Vista Alegre". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  2. ^ A. Crósta, M. Vasconcelos (2013). Update On The Current Knowledge Of The Brazilian Impact Craters, 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2013)
  3. ^ A. Crósta, C. Kazzuo-Vieira and A. Schrank (2004). Vista Alegre: A Newly Discovered Impact Crater In Southern Brazil. Extract from the 67th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting" in 2004.

Coordinates: 25°57′S 52°41′W / 25.950°S 52.683°W / -25.950; -52.683