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THE CHICXULUB IMPACT CRATER and Initial Effects.docx

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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
J.Finnis
Semester
Summer

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THE CHICXULUB IMPACT CRATER and Initial Effects THE CHICXULUB IMPACT CRATER Crater thought to be removed by erosions, subduction if impact occurred on oceanic crust But potential impacts pointed towards center of activity in Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico - Oil company had drilled wells in area and encountered unusual fractured and melted rocks suggested form extreme stress - PRESENCE OF CRATER CONFIRMED - Large circular 180 km diameter -
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