List of impact craters on Earth

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This list of impact craters on Earth includes confirmed impact craters as listed in the Earth Impact Database.

Confirmed impact craters listed by size[edit]

Karakul, 52km

Only the largest craters (20 km or more diameter) are listed below; the rest are listed by geographical region on subsidiary lists. These features were caused by the collision of large meteorites or comets with the Earth. For eroded or buried craters the stated diameter typically refers to an estimate of original rim diameter and may not correspond to present surface features.

NameLocationDiameter (km)Age (million years)Coordinates
VredefortFree State, South Africa300202327°0′S 27°30′E / 27.000°S 27.500°E / -27.000; 27.500 (Vredefort)
SudburyOntario, Canada250184946°36′N 81°11′W / 46.600°N 81.183°W / 46.600; -81.183 (Sudbury)
ChicxulubYucatán, Mexico1806521°20′N 89°30′W / 21.333°N 89.500°W / 21.333; -89.500 (Chicxulub)
WoodleighWestern Australia, Australia60-16036426°3′S 114°40′E / 26.050°S 114.667°E / -26.050; 114.667 (Woodleigh)
KaraNenetsia, Russia12070.369°6′N 64°9′E / 69.100°N 64.150°E / 69.100; 64.150 (Kara)
ManicouaganQuebec, Canada10021551°23′N 68°42′W / 51.383°N 68.700°W / 51.383; -68.700 (Manicouagan)
PopigaiSiberia, Russia10035.771°39′N 111°11′E / 71.650°N 111.183°E / 71.650; 111.183 (Popigai)
AcramanSouth Australia, Australia85-9058032°1′S 135°27′E / 32.017°S 135.450°E / -32.017; 135.450 (Acraman)
Chesapeake BayVirginia, United States8535.537°17′N 76°1′W / 37.283°N 76.017°W / 37.283; -76.017 (Chesapeake Bay)
Puchezh-KatunkiNizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia8016756°58′N 43°43′E / 56.967°N 43.717°E / 56.967; 43.717 (Puchezh-Katunki)
MorokwengKalahari Desert, South Africa7014526°28′S 23°32′E / 26.467°S 23.533°E / -26.467; 23.533 (Morokweng)
YarrabubbaWestern Australia, Australia30-70265027°10′S 118°50′E / 27.167°S 118.833°E / -27.167; 118.833 (Yarrabubba)
TaiLake Tai, China68.5360-375?31°2′N 120°2′E / 31.033°N 120.033°E / 31.033; 120.033 (Tai)
TookoonookaQueensland, Australia55-66112-13327°7′S 142°50′E / 27.117°S 142.833°E / -27.117; 142.833 (Tookoonooka)
BeaverheadIdaho and Montana, United States6060044°15′N 114°0′W / 44.250°N 114.000°W / 44.250; -114.000 (Beaverhead)
CharlevoixQuebec, Canada5434247°32′N 70°18′W / 47.533°N 70.300°W / 47.533; -70.300 (Charlevoix)
Siljan RingDalarna, Sweden5237761°2′N 14°52′E / 61.033°N 14.867°E / 61.033; 14.867 (Siljan)
KarakulPamir Mountains, Tajikistan522539°1′N 73°27′E / 39.017°N 73.450°E / 39.017; 73.450 (Kara-Kul)
MontagnaisNova Scotia, Canada4550.542°53′N 64°13′W / 42.883°N 64.217°W / 42.883; -64.217 (Montagnais)
AraguainhaCentral Brazil40244.416°47′S 52°59′W / 16.783°S 52.983°W / -16.783; -52.983 (Araguainha)
Saint MartinManitoba, Canada4022051°47′N 98°32′W / 51.783°N 98.533°W / 51.783; -98.533 (Saint Martin)
MjølnirBarents Sea, Norway4014273°48′N 29°40′E / 73.800°N 29.667°E / 73.800; 29.667 (Mjølnir)
Steen RiverAlberta, Canada24-409159°30′N 117°38′W / 59.500°N 117.633°W / 59.500; -117.633 (Steen River)
CarswellSaskatchewan, Canada3911558°27′N 109°30′W / 58.450°N 109.500°W / 58.450; -109.500 (Carswell)
Clearwater WestQuebec, Canada3629056°13′N 74°30′W / 56.217°N 74.500°W / 56.217; -74.500 (Clearwater West)
MansonIowa, United States357442°35′N 94°33′W / 42.583°N 94.550°W / 42.583; -94.550 (Manson)
GuardaPortugal3520040°38′N 07°06′W / 40.633°N 7.100°W / 40.633; -7.100 (Guarda)
Slate IslandsOntario, Canada3245048°40′N 87°0′W / 48.667°N 87.000°W / 48.667; -87.000 (Slate Islands)
KeurusselkäWestern Finland, Finland10-301400-150062°8′N 24°36′E / 62.133°N 24.600°E / 62.133; 24.600 (Keurusselkä)
ShoemakerWestern Australia, Australia301630?25°52′S 120°53′E / 25.867°S 120.883°E / -25.867; 120.883 (Shoemaker)
MistastinNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada2836.455°53′N 63°18′W / 55.883°N 63.300°W / 55.883; -63.300 (Mistastin)
Clearwater EastQuebec, Canada2629056°04′N 74°06′W / 56.067°N 74.100°W / 56.067; -74.100 (Clearwater East)
KamenskSouthern Federal District, Russia254948°21′N 40°30′E / 48.350°N 40.500°E / 48.350; 40.500 (Kamensk)
StrangwaysNorthern Territory, Australia2564615°12′S 133°35′E / 15.200°S 133.583°E / -15.200; 133.583 (Strangways)
BoltyshKirovohrad Oblast, Ukraine2465.1748°54′N 32°15′E / 48.900°N 32.250°E / 48.900; 32.250 (Boltysh)
Nördlinger RiesBavaria, Germany2414.3-14.548°53′N 10°34′E / 48.883°N 10.567°E / 48.883; 10.567 (Nördlinger Ries)
Presqu'îleQuebec, Canada24less than 50049°43′N 74°48′W / 49.717°N 74.800°W / 49.717; -74.800 (Presqu'ile)
HaughtonNunavut, Canada233975°23′N 89°40′W / 75.383°N 89.667°W / 75.383; -89.667 (Haughton)
LappajärviFinland2373.363°12′N 23°42′E / 63.200°N 23.700°E / 63.200; 23.700 (Lappajärvi)
Gosses BluffNorthern Territory, Australia22142.523°49′15″S 132°18′28″E / 23.82083°S 132.30778°E / -23.82083; 132.30778 (Gosses Bluff)
RochechouartFrance2120145°49′27″N 0°46′54″E / 45.82417°N 0.78167°E / 45.82417; 0.78167 (Rochechouart)
Amelia CreekNorthern Territory, Australia20600-166020°55′S 134°50′E / 20.917°S 134.833°E / -20.917; 134.833 (Amelia Creek)
LoganchaSiberia, Russia204065°31′N 95°56′E / 65.517°N 95.933°E / 65.517; 95.933 (Logancha)
Obolon'Poltava Oblast, Ukraine2016949°35′N 32°55′E / 49.583°N 32.917°E / 49.583; 32.917 (Obolon')

Large unconfirmed craters[edit]

NameLocationDiameter (km)Age (million years)Coordinates
Australian impact structureNorthern Territory, Australia600545
Shiva crateroffshore of India50065
Wilkes LandAntarctica480-500less than 500, possibly 250
Czech CraterBohemia, the Czech Republic400-5002000
Bedoutoffshore of Western Australia250250
Ullapooloffshore of Scotland, United Kingdom1501177
Maniitsoq craterGreenland100300065°25′N 52°54′W / 65.417°N 52.900°W / 65.417; -52.900 (maniitsoq)
Rubielos de la CéridaSpain80x4030-40
VichadaColombia50unknown
AzuaraSpain35-4030-40
KebiraLibya31unknown
BurckleIndian Ocean300.003
Mahuikaoffshore of New Zealand200.0005
Toms Canyonoffshore of New Jersey, United States2035

All craters listed alphabetically[edit]

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