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Middlesboro Meteorite Impact Crater, Middlesboro, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
N 36° 36.651 W 083° 42.123
17S E 258336 N 4055103
Quick Description: Three mile wide basin formed when a metorite impacted the region some 300 million years ago. The city of Middlesboro, KY is located inside the impact crater.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2010 5:29:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM82WB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ClickChik
Views: 17

Long Description:
Middlesboro is one of on a few US cities built within such a crater. The city is adjacent to the Cumberland Gap, which allowed early explorers and settlers to enter into Kentucky.
Type of Crater: Simple

Crater Diameter: 3

Age of Crater: 300,000,000.00

Crater Web Page: [Web Link]

View from the Coordinates:
Informational and historical signs about the impact. Don't stand here too long, as I suspect we are due for another.


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