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The Ritland crater is an impact crater located at the farm Ritland in Hjelmeland, Norway. It is about 2 km in diameter, and was created when a meteorite with an estimated diameter of 100 m struck 500-600 million years ago. The crater was later buried by sediments, of which it has been partly recovered.
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Title: The Ritland crater - An early Cambrian impact structure in West Norway
Authors: Fridtjof Riis, Henning Dypvik, Svein Olav Krøgli

The Ritland crater is a 2 km wide and 350 m deep circular depression in the sub-Cambrian peneplain. It is located in the community of Hjelmeland, county of Rogaland (West Norway). The crater is situated in a mountainous area with excellent three dimensional exposures of the sedimentary rocks filling the structure and the deformed basement rocks along the crater rim.

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Latitude: 59°1447.66N, Longitude:  6°2517.43E


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