Dobele crater

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Dobele crater
Dobele crater is located in Latvia
Dobele crater
Dobele crater
Location of Dobele crater in Latvia
Impact crater/structure
Diameter4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Age290 ± 35 Ma
Late Carboniferous to Late Permian
Coordinates56°35′N 23°15′E / 56.583°N 23.250°E / 56.583; 23.250Coordinates: 56°35′N 23°15′E / 56.583°N 23.250°E / 56.583; 23.250
Country Latvia

Dobele crater is an impact crater in central Latvia. The town of Dobele is built over the site of the crater.[1]

It is 4.5 km (2.8 mi) in diameter and the age is estimated to be 290 ± 35 million years (Cisuralian epoch of the Permian period). The impact structure is buried and is not visible.


  1. ^ "Dobele". Earth Impact Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • A. Abels. J. Plado Lehtinen. 2002 The Impact Cratering Record of Fennoscandia - A Close Look at the DatabaseSpringer, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany (DEU)

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