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Post by sujin007 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:19 pm

Chesapeake Bay impact crater was formed by a bolide (crater forming projectile) that hit the eastern shore of North America about 85 million years ago.

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Re: Chesapeake bay impact crater

Post by sujin007 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:21 pm

It forms one of the best preserved “wet” craters, and is the largest crater in the United States, and comes to about 90km (55.9mi) in diameter.

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Post by sujin007 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:22 pm

The build-up of sediments over the rubble of the crater has formed Chesapeake bay as it is known today. It really looks so incredeble..

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Post by sujin007 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:24 pm

The initial impact caused great devastation, as within seconds of the impact, millions of liters of water, sediment and broken rock was sent miles into the atmosphere.

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Re: Chesapeake bay impact crater

Post by sujin007 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:25 pm

On the descent it created a tsunami that was so large and powerful that it possibly covered the Blue Ridge Mountain range.





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