Emplacement of the megablock zone in the Chicxulub crater, Yucatan, Mexico

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Abstract

Strontium isotope stratigraphy applied to the Cretaceous sequence present in the Yaxcopoil core drilled in 2002 in the Chicxulub crater (Yucatan) demonstrates that the megablocks preserved their original pre-impact orientation. No overturned unit has been identified at the level of resolution, setting constraints on the emplacement mechanisms taking place in this part of the megablock zone during the cratering process 65 million years ago.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Planetary Science Congress EPSC-2010, Rome, Italy
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameEuropean Planetary Science Congress EPSC-2010, Rome, Italy
Number562

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • impact crater
  • Chicxulub
  • Mexico

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