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Name: Sami
Status: Student
Grade: 6-8
Location: MD
Country: United States
Date: June 2006


Question:
What is the largest crater hole in the U.S.?



Replies:
Hi Sammi.

Believe it or not, the Chesapeake Bay is an Impact site and it's the biggest in the US (90 km in diameter = 60 miles)!!! Of course, it is covered by water. If you are looking for one that is not, there is one in Beaverhead, Montana that is 60 km in diameter (about 37 miles).

For a complete listing of craters, I recommend looking at this web site:

http://www.unb.ca/passc/ImpactDatabase/CIDiameterSort2.htm

Hope this helps.

Michelle Weinberger



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