New Zealand, North Island





This page describes the meteor impact that hit New Zealand on the North Island and is the likely cause of Mount Ruapehu. The theory is that a meteor hit here hard and fast enough to puncture the mantle of the Earth. In addition, it caused concentric, seismic circles at least to 10560 kilometers in radius. These are demonstrated below.




The 73 km radius seismic circle.         These images are linked to high resolution images (4800 x 4800) for more detail.

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The 272 km radius seismic circle.

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The 2534 km radius seismic circle

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The 2534 km radius seismic circle, North section.



The 2534 km radius seismic circle, western section.



The 2534 km radius seismic circle, through Tasmania.


The 2534 km radius seismic circle, southwestern section.



The 3003 km radius seismic circle.

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The 3003 km radius seismic circle, north section.


The 3003 km radius seismic circle, northwest section.


The 3003 km radius seismic circle, southwest section.



The 9800 km radius seismic circle.cannot be shown in its' entirety. The prominent sections are depicted.
The section through China.

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The section through the Indian Ocean.



The section through Chile and Argentina.




The 10540 km radius seismic circle.cannot be shown in its' entirety. The prominent sections are depicted.
The section through China.

The kmz file to load into Google Earth is HERE


This section through southwestern North America



This section through the South Atlantic Ocean.