[meteorite-list] Possible recent impact crater?
From: E.P. Grondine <epgrondine_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:14:12 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all -
If you take a good look at Lago Umayo near Puno, Peru,
you will be able to see its very circular form.
This is in the Andes Cordillera, between the mountain ranges,
an area which as I understand it is not volcanic
Perhaps a trapped pocket of very early hydrocarbon gas may have exploded there,
but the lips of the lake and the slope do not look like it to me.
The erosion does not appear to be too severe, which leads me to suspect a
geologically recent date.
Co-incidentally, the first new studies of meltwater release from the Andes
during the period of the Holocene Start Impact Events have just come out.
good hunting, all -
Man and Impact in the Americas
who hopes someday to make it back to Tucson
Received on Sun 21 Feb 2016 03:14:12 PM PST