Coring the Chesapeake Bay impact crater



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36 million years ago an extraterrestrial body struck the present-day Chesapeake Bay area, altering the evolution of the Virginia Coastal plain. The crater affects almost 2 million people of the region u through subsidence, faulting and the presence of saline groundwater.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Coring the Chesapeake Bay impact crater
Series title Geotimes
Volume 49
Issue 1
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher American Geological Institute
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 22
Last page 25
Country United States
Other Geospatial Chesapeake Bay area
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