Yarrabubba Meteorite Impact Location - WA

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -27.183001 118.835602
DMS: 27º 10' 58.8" S 118º 50' 8.17" E
UTM: 50 J 6991964mN 681842mE
Altitude: 482.17m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

602.02kms NorthEast of Perth - Driving 853 km (10 hours 6 mins)

Address & Contact

Meekatharra Sandstone Rd
Meekatharra WA 6642
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Information

Yarrabubba crater or Barlangi Hill refers to an impact structure (or astrobleme), the eroded remnant of a former impact crater, situated in the northern Yilgarn Craton between the towns of Sandstone and Meekatharra, in Western Australia.
The original crater has been completely eroded and is not readily visible on aerial or satellite images; the evidence for impact comes rather from the presence of shocked quartz and shatter cones in outcrops of granite interpreted to be near the centre of the original crater, and from geophysical data. The diameter of the original crater is uncertain, but has been estimated to be in the range 30–70 km. The age of the impact event is also uncertain, but it must be younger than the granite that has been shocked, which has been dated at about 2650 Ma (late Archaean) Veins of pseudotachylite (rocks melted by friction) in the granite have given a date of 1134±26 Ma using the Ar-Ar method, and although the significance of this age is not fully clear it is currently considered by some to provide the best tentative estimate for the age.The Earth Impact Database prefers an intermediate estimate of about 2000 Ma.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Meekatharra at 16/02:00am WST
Distance from Yarrabubba Meteorite Impact Location 69.84km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
16.2°C12.8°C44%3.9°C1019.9hPa0.0mmE11km/hr
6knots
15km/hr
8knots

Closest Climatic Station

Meekatharra Airport
Distance from Yarrabubba Meteorite Impact Location 69.84km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.336.734.229.223.819.719.021.425.629.633.236.4
Mean Min. °C24.423.821.317.012.18.87.48.511.515.118.722.0
Mean Rain mm28.436.528.519.922.830.421.711.34.86.311.614.5

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