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It packed so much energy that surface temperatures even 100 miles away rose 500 degrees in an instant. Here at ground zero, what remained was a crater eight miles across and a half-mile deep.
But no one had a clue about the event until one day in 1991. That's when Rex Olson, an exploration manager for Continental Resources, was looking at a computer map that his team of geologists compiled from drilling and seismic data. He noticed in the Earth's structure two miles beneath the surface a pattern that looked like "a cow track in the mud" like a giant hoofprint.

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Unusual feature lies under Ames

It packed so much energy that surface temperatures even 100 miles away rose 500 degrees in an instant. Here at ground zero, what remained was a crater eight miles across and a half-mile deep.
But no one had a clue about the event until one day in 1991. That's when Rex Olson, an exploration manager for Continental Resources, was looking at a computer map that his team of geologists compiled from drilling and seismic data. He noticed in the Earth's structure two miles beneath the surface a pattern that looked like "a cow track in the mud" - like a giant hoofprint.

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Latitude: 3615'2.26"N, Longitude: 9811'59.97"W

Diameter 16 km.
Age 470 30 million years.
Not visible as a surface feature.

-- Edited by Blobrana on Tuesday 4th of May 2010 11:01:18 PM

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