Asia was formed by many large meteor impacts. These impacts formed circles on the land in a similar way as a stone thown into a still pond of water forms circles. The difference is that on land, these expanding seismic waves leave geographic formations that form the concentric circles. These circles appear at intervals, and larger impacts may leave these concentric seismic circles all the way around the Earth.

In East Asia we can see how these seismic circles formed many of the main land forms. This image shows a circle forming the Sea of Okhotsk, the east coast of Russia, the west coast of Japan, the east coast of the Koreas, the East China Sea and the east coast of China. By following these circles on the land, you can find many formations on the land that closely follow the circle lines.

This image shows a number of the larger impacts in central Asis, centered on the Himalaya Impact. Notice the curved line that starts in the southern edge of the Taklamakan Desert as it curves upward, then downward, then upward again. This was caused by the seismic circles of three seperate meteor impacts and is indicative of how the vast majority of the landforms on Earth came to be.
The kmz file for these circles is here. This file will open in Google Earth. If you do not have Google Earth, get it here.
Once loaded into Google Earth you can examine the circles closely. We are looking for formations of many kinds that closely follow the circle line. This kmz file only describes the most obvious meteor impacts. If you use the circle tool, start at the center of any of the red placemarks, and expand the circle slowly. When you come to a formation that closely follows the circle line, stop there and examine that circle all the way around. You may have found another concentric seismic circle. Some of these impacts created concentric circles to the other side of the Earth.

The primary seismic circles come in at different diameters. It would seem that this is a function of mass and velocity, but the relationship is unclear.

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