Chebarkul meteorite ice hole

  • S. G. Zakharov
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When a significant fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteorite struck the ice of Lake Chebarkul on February 15, 2013, a large, almost perfectly circular ice hole formed (Fig. 6.1). The meteorite hit the lake about 150 m from the eastern edge of the Krutik Peninsula, at coordinates 54°57.580 N and 60°19.243 E (positioning error – 2 m), in an area where the lake depth is 10±0.5 m.


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    Zakharov, S.G. “The ecosystem of Lake Chebarkul before and after the meteorite fall”, S. G. Zakharov, Chelyabinsk : Krai Ra, 2014, p. 56.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Zakharov
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  1. 1.Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical UniversityChelyabinskRussia

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