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Country Russia
CoordinatesLat. N 69°05' Long.E 64°18'
Diameter km 65.0
Age Ma or date 70.3 ±2.2
Synonyms Karskay
Remarks It has been claimed that Ust-Kara impact structure doesn't exist and suevite outcrops of Ust-Kara are part of Kara structure. However, the most recent rumor tells that Usk-Kara is visible in geophysical data as a separate structure. Impactor: chondrite
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