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Country Mexico
CoordinatesLat. N 2120' Long.W 8930'
Diameter km 180.0
Age Ma or date 64.98 0.05
Synonyms K/T impact
Remarks Diameters from 170 to 300km has been offered. This is related to the K/T impactite layer and it was probably one if not the main reason for dinosaurs extinction. Origin of microtektites and shocked quartz of K/T layer.
Impactor: chondrite
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Kinsland 1996 Kinsland G.L., Hurtado M., Ceron A., Pope K., Ocampo A., Smythe W. and Bedard P., "ANALYSIS OF GRAVITY AND TOPOGRAPHIC/BATHYMETRIC DATA OVER THE CHICXULUB IMPACT STRUCTURE: A LOOK AT DETAILS", LPSC XXVII, abstract 1336 (1996)
Rincon 2010 Rincon P., "Dinosaur extinction link to crater confirmed", BBC Science & Enviroment news, 4 March (2010)
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