Category:Lonar crater lake

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Lonar Lake, which was created by a meteor hitting the Earth, is a saltwater lake in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, India. The crater thereby formed is the only en:hypervelocity meteoritic impact crater on basalt rock. A lake that evolved in the resulting basaltic rock formation, is both saline and alkaline in nature. Geologists, ecologists, archaeologists, naturalists and astronomers have reported several studies on the various aspects of this crater lake ecosystem. The crater's age is estimated to be 52,000 ± 6,000 years (Pleistocene). It is the second largest impact crater in basaltic rock and is partially filled by a salt water lake. 19°58′36″N 76°30′30″E / 19.97667°N 76.50833°E / 19.97667; 76.50833

Lonar crater lake 
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Instance of lake,
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LocationBuldhana district, Amravati division, Maharashtra, India
Diameter
  • 1.83 km
Elevation above sea level
  • 480 m
Basin country
19° 58′ 36.12″ N, 76° 30′ 29.88″ E
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