Upheaval Dome - Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Géochum
N 38° 25.737 W 109° 55.750
12S E 593467 N 4253952
Upheaval Dome is located in Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
Waymark Code: WMT0M0
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 09/04/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
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While visiting Canyonlands National Park, reach the Island in the Sky area and take the Upheaval Dome trail to visit this intriguing rock formation.

"Some geologists estimate that roughly 60 million years ago, a meteorite with a diameter of approximately one-third of a mile hit at what is now the Upheaval Dome. The impact created a large explosion, sending dust and debris high into the atmosphere. The impact initially created an unstable crater that partially collapsed. As the area around Upheaval Dome reached an equilibrium, the rocks underground heaved upward to fill the void left by the impact. Erosion since the impact has washed away any meteorite debris, and now provides a glimpse into the interior of the impact crater, exposing rock layers once buried thousands of feet underground."
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"Upheaval Dome is an impact structure, the deeply eroded remnants of an impact crater, in Canyonlands National Park southwest of the city of Moab, Utah, in the United States.[1] The crater is located in the Island in the Sky section of the park, and is approximately 42 miles (67 km) by vehicle from Moab.

It is approximately 5 km in diameter and the crater is estimated to be less than 170 million years old (Jurassic or younger.) The crater is clearly visible on the surface as bright brown and black concentric rings."
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Type of Crater: Simple

Crater Diameter: 5 km

Age of Crater: 170,000,000.00

Crater Web Page: [Web Link]

View from the Coordinates:
The visitor will see different rock layers. "In the center, the rocks are pushed up into a circular structure called a dome, or an anticline. Surrounding this dome is a downwarp in the rock layers called a syncline." source : https://www.nps.gov/cany/learn/nature/upheavaldome.htm


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