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Name

CARANCAS

StatusConfirmed
Country Peru
CoordinatesLat. S 16°39'52.2'' Long.W 69°02'38.8''
Diameter km 0.0135
Age Ma or date 18. Sept 2007
Synonyms
Remarks Meteorite Carancas (H4-5 chondrite). A stony meteorite (Carancas, H4-5 chondrite) impacted a small village in Peruvian Andies. This is the biggest known impact on Earth since Sikhote-Alin 1947 impact.
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References
Harris 2008 Harris R.S., Schultz P.H., Tancredi G. and Ishitsuka J.,"Premilinary Petrologic Analysis of Impact Deformation in the Carancas (Peru) Cratering Event", LPSC XXXIX, abstract 2446 (2008)
Macedo 2007 Macedo L.F. and Macharé J.O., "The Carancas Meteorite Fall, 15 September 2007 Official INGEMMET initial report", INGEMMET release 21 Sept 2007 (2007)
MB 93 Meteoritical Bulletin 93 (2008)
Núñez del Prado 2008 Núñez del Prado H. et.al.,"The Meteorite Fall in Carancas, Lake Titicaca Region, Southern Peru: First Results", LPSC XXXIX, abstract 2555 (2008)
Rosales 2008 Rosales D., Vidal E., Ishitsuka J. and Benavente S., "Geomagnetic Study of Carancas Meteorite and Its Crater", LPSC XXXIX, abstract 1744 (2008)
Schultz 2008 Schultz P.H., Harris R.S., Tancredi G. and Ishitsuka J.,"Implications of teh Carancas Meteorite Impact", LPSC XXXIX, abstract 2409 (2008)
Tancredi 2008 Tancredi G. et.al., "What Do We Know About the 'Carancas-Desaguader' Fireball, Meteorite and Impact Crater?", LPSC XXXIX, abstract 1216 (2008)
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