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Center of 65 Million Year Old Meteor Impact

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Progreso is about 20 miles{ 27 minutes } from the center { Chicxulub Yucatan } of the largest visible meteor/asteroid impact on Earth.  65 million years ago the meteor/asteroid killed off dinosaurs and created most of the cenotes in Yucatcan, some of which are part of near perfect ring/circle shape in Western Yucatan.

 

Just Google Expdedition to Chicxulib Impact Crater to see images and more info.

 

 

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We winter in Chicxulub Puerto near Progreso.  While it is an interesting place, there is almost no surface evidence of the impact crater.   Evidence of the crater was found in oil explorations of the 1950's and  can be seen in satellite pictures.   Chicxulub Puerto has a small central square, and in past years I have met cruisers looking for directions to the impact crater.  The Yucatan is wonderful place, and the meteor helped to shape the geography.  

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