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Chicxulub Crater

Chicxulub Crater is an ancient impact crater buried underneath the Yucatan peninsula, with its center located approximately underneath the town of Chicxulub, Yucatan, Mexico.

Investigations suggest that this impact structure is dated from the late Cretaceous, about 65 million years ago.

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