Vredefort Crater: Largest Impact Crater on Earth (Fact of the Day)

Vredefort Crater in South Africa
Vredefort Crater is the largest impact crater on Earth with an approximate diameter of 250-300 km. This impact crater is about 2023 million years old. It is located in the Free State county of South Africa. The asteroid which caused this crater is estimated to have a size of around 10-15 km in diameter and thus estimated to have been the largest asteroid to strike Earth. The Vredefort Crater site is one of the few multi-ringed impact craters on Earth.




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