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The Aral Sea Meteor Impact
The Aral Sea Meteor Impact with four of the inner seismic circles shown and the major seismic markers arrowed.
     The Aral Sea Meteor Impact, centered at 44° 3'8"N, 62°46'59"E, 370 kilometers East southeast of the west bank of the South Aral Sea. Four of the inner seismic circles are shown and the major seismic markers are arrowed. There are numerous other seismic markers at intermediate steps between these circles, however it is not the purpose here to note them all,  but rather to note the major landforms created by this impact. The distance noted at the bottom of each circle is the radius of that circle. This image is linked to a larger image.

The Aral Sea Meteor Impact seismic circle at 1480 kilometers radius from center of impact
     The Aral Sea Meteor Impact seismic circle at 1480 kilometers radius from center of impact.
The the Volga River on the Aral Sea Meteor Impact seismic circle at 1480 kilometers radius.
     The Volga River in the Northwest, and part of the border between Kazakhstan and Russia.
The southern part of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact seismic circle at 1480 kilometers radius
     The southern part of the seismic circle at 1480 kilometers from center of impact. The major geographical markers are arrowed.

The southern coast of Pakistan and Iran, and the Euphrates River valley of Iraq at the 2075 kilometers radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     The Aral Sea Meteor Impact seismic circle at 2075 kilometers radius from the center of impact, the southern coast of Pakistan and Iran are well marked, as is the Euphrates River valley of Iraq.
The southern coast of Pakistan and Iran, and the Euphrates River valley of Iraq at the 2075 kilometers radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     A closer view of the southern part of the seismic circle at 2075 kilometers from the center of impact. This circle defined the southern coast of Pakistan and Iran. Then it provided much of the pathway for the Euphrates River as it flows through central Iraq. The Euphrates River is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia.

     At 2075 kilometers radius to the west, this seismic wave possibly cracked the land bridge between the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. .
The Tom River valley is the mark on the Northeast of the 2075 kilometers radius seismic circle for about 750 kilometers through Tomskaya oblast in the West Siberian Plain of Russia.
     The Tom River valley is the mark of this seismic circle for about 750 kilometers through Tomskaya oblast in the southeastern West Siberian Plain of Russia.

The northern coast of Russia to the northwest of the 2775 kilometer radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
    The Aral Sea Meteor Impact seismic circle at 2775 kilometers radius to the north and west, the northern coast of Russia with the Arctic Ocean is apparent.
Through central India to the southeast of the 2775 kilometer radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     Through central India, the major geographical markers are arrowed, 2775 kilometers from center of impact.

     On the western part of the Black Sea, this wave passed through Istanbul and formed the river valleys in Romania.

The Oder–Neisse line forms the border between Germany and Poland on the 3630 kilometer radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     At 3630 kilometers radius, the Oder–Neisse line forms the border between Germany and Poland which was drawn in the aftermath of World War II. The line is formed primarily by the Oder and Lusatian Neisse rivers.
Through the Island of Socotra and Southwest Yemen on the 3630 kilometer radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     Through the Island of Socotra and Southwest Yemen, the effects of the seismic wave are clearly visible.

     At 3630 kilometers radius through central China.

At 4635 kilometers from the center of impact, the Gakkel Ridge lies precisely on the seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     At 4635 kilometers from the center of impact, The Gakkel Ridge lies precisely on the seismic circle. Although this crack in the Earth wavers widely as it goes south, it is likely that this seismic wave affected the sea floor as far south as the United Kingdom. It is likely that seismic waves from other impacts will be shown to have had effects on this formation as well. This phenomenon can also be seen with the Cape Verde Islands Impact, the Gibraltar Impact and the 90 East Ridge. While some theologians theorize that the sea floor here is spreading at a very slow rate, the only real spreading is some lava escaping and flowing to the sides.

     In the Russian State of Sakha, the seismic markers are visible past the Verkhoyansk Range.

     Through northern China, the boundary between Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang States is  clear. South of that the river follows the circle.

     In Africa, this same seismic circle is clearly visible through Somalia and Ethiopia.

Evidence in the North Atlantic Ocean at 5980 kilometers radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     At 5980 kilometers radius through the North Atlantic Ocean.
In the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the South China Sea, more evidence at 5980 kilometers radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     Through the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the South China Sea.

The seismic circles to the West of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     The seismic circles to the West of the impact.
The Mid Atlantic Ridge and the edge of Kings Trough on the 6550 kilometer radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     At 6550 kilometers from the center of impact, this seismic circle describes part of the Mid Atlantic Ridge for about 1000 kilometers, and forms the edge of Kings Trough. Alone, this would not have special significance. However, with the effects shown to the right, the power of these waves, even at distance is very formidable.
The seismic circles to the East of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     The seismic circles to the East of the impact.
Through Indonesia and the Philippines on the 6550 kilometer radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     Through Indonesia and the Philippines, the significant seismic markers are arrowed.
The Japan Trench, the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench and the Kamchatka Peninsula on the 6550 kilometer radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     Farther north, this circle follows the Japan Trench, the Kuril - Kamchatka Trench and the Kamchatka Peninsula.
The volcanoes on the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench and the Kamchatka Peninsula and the 6550 kilometer radius seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact
     Marking the volcanoes along this circle line on the Kuril - Kamchatka Trench and the Kamchatka Peninsula, demonstrates the intensity of these waves. Other instances of similar occurrences can be seen with the Hawaiian Island chain, as a seismic wave from the Baffin Island Impact, the Eurasian Impact with it's circle of volcanoes through southern Europe and western Asia, and in Africa, the impacts that formed the Great Rift Valley.

Through southern California and on into the eastern Pacific Ocean at 11360 kilometers radius the expanding seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact passed
     At 11360 kilometers the expanding circle passed through southern California and on into the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Through the Bahamas and the outer banks of northeastern South America at 11360 kilometers radius the expanding seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact passed
     In the western mid Atlantic, the circle falls in line with the Bahamas and the outer banks of northeastern South America.
Through South Australia and Queensland, Australia at 11360 kilometers radius the expanding seismic circle of the Aral Sea Meteor Impact passed
     At 11360 kilometers through South Australia and Queensland, Australia the seismic markers are arrowed.



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