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Dinamita Crater







Dinamita locater
      This is an impact crater located in north central Mexico. 
  

Dinamita Meteor Crater northwest of Gomez Palacio, Mexico
     It is located about 10 miles Northwest of Gómez Palacio, in North Eastern Durango State. The impact is at 25° 41' 30"N, 103° 42'W.






Dinamita Meteor Crater
      Dinamita Impact Crater.
     The impact crater is about 6.65 miles (10.7 km) in diameter. The strike was in existing mountains.This is an important site for several reasons. The first is that it is here on Earth and it actually looks like an impact crater, which is rare. This shows the form of a heavy, dense asteroid impact, as opposed to a loosely packed comet type of impact. Since it hit in the mountains, it demonstrates that the primary blast ring expands outward in a circle, regardless of the actual angle of the hit, or the terrain that it passes through.
 
Dinamita Crater looking northeast
     Here in the mountains, the primary blast ring expanded over the rugged terrain, flattening the mountains that it hit. This image is looking to the northeast. It appears that the crater may have filled with water at one time, and then the rim broke, spilling the water to the lower right of the image.
Dinamita Crater looking west
      Looking at the crater from the southeast to the northwest.






The interior of the crater and the marbol mines.


The mining center at Dinamita.
     The central processing facility at Dinamita.
 
    Marbol from the Dinamita mines.

 
     Miming of marbol at the Dinamita impact site.











     While the images above are of the primary blast ring, there is also the seismic shock wave which is at least as important as the central area. The seismic wave expands outwards for tremendous distances, leaving geographical markers in the form of concentric circles. These markers are river valleys, hills and other phenomena which follow these circles precisely. The effects of the seismic wave for this impact site, can be seen for 1200 miles radius from the center of impact and possibly farther. This is shown in the images below.
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 18 miles.
The seismic shock wave circle at 18 miles(29 km) radius. This image is linked to a much larger image for a more detailed inspection.   


The 18 mile radius circle, north section.

The 18 mile radius circle, south section.

The 18 mile radius circle, to the North northwest. A creek beds follow the circle and another small reservoir has been built.

At 18 miles to the Southwest, again the mountains show the form of the shock wave.

At 18 miles to the Southeast the mountains show the form of the shock wave.

At 18 miles to the East southeast.The Rio Nazas forms the boundary between Gómez Palacio and Torreon.
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 30 miles.
at 30 miles (48 km).                                           




Francisco Zarca Dam from the image at left.


Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 60 miles.
at 60 miles (98 km).                                                            



This is the water impoundment circled in the image to the left, at the top right.

To the Ease southeast



at 120 miles (194km).                                                  
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 120 miles.
120 SW
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 120 miles to the Northwest. Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 120 miles to the Northeast.



     There are many more larger seismic circles visable from this impact. Representing them as I have above is very time consuming, band width consuming, and only shows parts of the circles. As such I have saved these to a kmz file, which can be downloaded and then opened in Google Earth. This file shows the circles in their entirety. As well, there are numerous placemark arrows that point out the major features along the various circles. By double clicking on any of these placemarks, you will be taken to a good eye altitude to examine each geographical feature. The reason for this is that some features are best viewed from very high up, say 2,000 km eye altitude. Others need to be viewed from 10 km or less.
     These placemarks do not not a specific place, but rather a part of the circle line, which may extend for many kilometers along the line. Viewing the circle lines at a low altitude will show many features that I have not marked. As well, by using this method, the circles can be viewed in their entirety, which gains a magnitude of prospective.
   
Downdoad and save the kmz file.
Open the file with Google Earth.
If you do not have Google Earth, get it here - https://www.google.com/earth/explore/products/

The kmz file is here -
Dinamita.kmz


     Are these all the circles from this impact?      No! There are many others. These are simply the ones that were obvious to me at the time of this writing. Byusing the circle tool on Google Earth Pro, many others can be found.

     Are the placemarks the only geographical features that were caused by this impact, along these circles.   Again No! They are only the most obvious ones. A close examination of each circle will show others. Should you find others that are notable, email me to let me know.

     What kind of features are we looking for?    Features that parallell, or lie very close to the lines, such as rivers and streams, hills and valleys, coastlines, river junctions and changes in the water flows from narrow to wide, rivers that bend specifically on the line, mines and vegatation changes. Also man made structures that are highly engineered and surveyed are built on these lines because they formed the 'lay of the land.' Structures such as reservoirs, roads and highways, major intersections, bends in roads on the line, airports, harbors and bridges. Often property lines fall on or very close to these lines, and agricultural types are divided on these lines.






Dinamita 145 mile seismic circle
      Dinamita 145 mile seismic circle.                                                             
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 145 miles to the west.
at 145 miles to the west.
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 145 miles to the southwest.
at 145 miles to the southwest.
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 145 miles to the northeast.












Dinamita Mexico, impact seismic circle at 220 miles radius.
     Dinamita 220 mile radius seismic circle.                                                              
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 200 miles to the west.
at 220 miles to the Northwest.
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 200 miles to the southwest.
at 220 miles to the southwest.





     Dinamita 310 mile radius seismic circle.                                                 
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 310 miles to the northwest.
at 310 miles to the northwest.
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 310 miles to the south.
at 310 miles to the south.





At 520 miles radius.                                                  
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 520 miles to the west.
at 520 miles to the west.
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 520 miles to the north west.
at 520 miles to the northwest
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 520 miles to the northeast.
520 to the Northeast
Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 520 miles to the southeast. at 520 miles to the southeast. Dinamita Crater impact alignments at 520 miles to the south southeast.
at 520 miles to the south southeast. This image is linked to a closer image of the dam circled.
At the Rivera Fracture Zone, 520 miles to the southwest.
At the Rivera Fracture Zone, 520 miles to the southwest.
The 950 mile seismic circle from the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     The 950 mile seismic circle from the Dinamita Meteor Impact.      Details are to the right.                                                       
The northwestern section of the 950 mile seismic circle from the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     At 950 miles to the northwest.
The northern section of the 950 mile seismic circle from the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     At 950 miles to the North across Utah, Colorado and Kansas.
The nertheastern part of the 950 mile seismic circle from the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     At 950 miles Northwest, through Arkansas and Mississippi.
The Southeasterb section of the 950 mile seismic circle from the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     To the Southeast through Chiapas, Mexico.
The southwestern section of the 950 mile seismic circle from the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     At 950 miles to the Southwest in the Pacific.

At 1200 miles radius the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
At 1200 miles radius the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.     Larger image attached.                                            
At 1200 miles radius to the west northwest, the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
      At 1200 miles to the West Northwest off the southern coast of the U. S. from Los Angeles.
At 1200 miles radius to the northwest the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     At 1200 miles to the Northwest through central California.
At 1200 miles radius to the north, the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     Through Wyoming and Nebraska.
At 1200 miles radius to the northeast, the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     To the Northeast past St. Louis.
At 1200 miles radius through the Florida panhandle, Georgia and into Alabama, the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     Through the Florida panhandle, Georgia and into Alabama.








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At 1200 miles radius to the south, the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     At 1200 miles ot the South, Dantes Hole and the Sigueiros Fracture Zone in the Pacific Ocean.

At 1200 miles radius  across Central America the border of Guatamala and the countries south, the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.
     Across Central America the border of Guatamala and the countries south.
At 1200 miles radius to the east southeast, the seismic circle of the Dinamita Meteor Impact.