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  If you arrived here by any means other than from the Index of Impacts,
it is suggested that you start at the Introduction to gain an understanding of what follows.
The Ébano Impact Site
Ébano, Veracruz, Mexico
The Ébano Impact site location image.
The Ébano Impact is located about 35 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico at Tampico, on the border of San Luis Potosi State, and Veracruz State,  Mexico. It is situated on a wide coastal plane that has been expanding to the East due to the erosion of the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains to the west, and the tidal forces that are slowly drawing the coast line to the east. The land is primarily sedimentary, rather than hard rock. It is likely that this impact was an asteroid of about 1.8 miles in diameter, which came in nearly straight down but slightly from the south. The shock waves travel outward arranging the land to follow the concentric circular patterns to at least 1,240 miles radius.
Ébano Impact site first shock wave alignments at 7 miles radius.
The first shock wave alignments at 7 miles radius,  noted by the yellow arrows pointing out the various geographic features which form the circle.
Ébano wide angle photo
This is an image of the Ébano Impact site looking South from the hill in the town of Ébano, San Luis Potosi, overlooking the town and the impact site. The area shows a center island surrounded by a lake of water, surrounded by low irregular hills.

Click on the image to see it full sized at 3286 pixels wide.
    This is an important site as the impact is relatively recent, and has not been covered by other impacts. This shows the effects of a classic deep penetration impact by a dense asteroid into a soft Earth.

    The image below is one of the last frames of a laboratory movie in high speed photography showing a classic high velocity, deep impact event. It shows a ball bearing shot at very high velocity into sand.  It holds a couple of surprises. 
laboratory movie in high speed photography showing a classic high velocity, deep impact event
   For the movie- Click here - or on the image.


    The prospective image below and the laboratory experiment show remarkable similarities, even down to the outflow to the lower right.




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Ebano prospective view from the south.
Ebano prospective view from the south.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 22 miles north.
The seismic circle at 22 miles north.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 22 miles south.
The seismic circle at 22 miles south.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 50 miles northwest.
at 50 miles northwest.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 50 miles west.
at 50 miles west.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 60 miles southwest.
at 60 miles southwest.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 80 miles west.
at 80 miles west.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 370 miles northwest.
at 370 miles northwest.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 370 miles southeast.
at 370 miles southeast.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 370 miles southwest.
at 370 miles southwest.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 510 miles northwest.
at 510 miles northwest.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 510 miles southeast.
at 510 miles southeast.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 640 miles north.
at 640 miles north.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 640 miles northwest.
at 640 miles northwest.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 750 miles north.
at 750 miles north.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 750 miles northwest.
at 750 miles northwest.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 820 miles north.
at 820 miles north.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 1090 miles east.
at 1090 miles east.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 1240 miles northwest.
at 1240 miles northwest.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 1240 miles northeast.
at 1240 miles north.
Ébano Impact shock wave alignments at 1240 miles northeast.
at 1240 miles northeast.

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