chicxulub crater

66.04 million +/- 32.000 years ago the chicxulub meteroit hit the yucatan peninsula (near the present village chicxulub puerto) and caused a crater in the diameter of 180km (inner circle) and 300km (outer circle), and it reached 20km into the earth. The meteroid had a diameter of 10km, was 20 to 40km / sec fast and exploded with the power of at least 200 million hiroshima bombs. Today the impact crater is not recognizable in the landscape, however, due to the shockwave many cenotes owe therfore their existence . The chicxulub meteroid was probably the last thing the dinosaurs had seen and with them nearly 75% of the biodiversity became extincted.

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