Chicxulub Puerto in Municipality of Progreso, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
Chicxulub Asteroid Impact
Chicxulub Impacto de Asteroide
Hace 65 millones de años un enorme asteroide 10 km diámetro impacto en este lugar, ocacionando un cataclismo mundial, acabando con el 60% de los seres vivientes estelarmente los dinosaurios dando lugar al surgimiento de los mamíferos. Daba iniciar la historia de la humanidad.
Chicxulub Asteroid Impact
65 million years ago a huge asteroid 10 km in diameter impacted here in this place, causing a worldwide cataclysm, destroying 60% of the living beings on the planet. This event most famously eliminated the dinosaurs and prepared the way for the emergence of mammals. This was the beginning of the history of humanity.
Location. 21° 17.659′ N, 89° 36.432′ W. Marker is in Chicxulub Puerto, Yucatán, in Municipality of Progreso. Marker is on Calle 20 just north of Calle 21, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicxulub Puerto, Yucatán 97330, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juan Miguel Castro (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Arrival of José Martí to Mexico Heroes of Chapultepec and Veracruz (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Dzibilchaltún Archaeological Site (approx. 22.5 kilometers away); Substructure 38 (approx. 22.6 kilometers away); Structure 36 (approx. 22.6 kilometers away); Sacbe 1 (approx. 22.6 kilometers away); The Open Chapel (approx. 22.6 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Chicxulub crater. "The Chicxulub crater is an impact crater buried underneath the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Its center is located near the town of Chicxulub, after which the crater is named. It was formed by a large asteroid or comet about 11 to 81 kilometers (6.8 to 50.3 miles) in diameter, the Chicxulub impactor, striking the Earth. The date of the impact coincides precisely with the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary, slightly less than 66 million years ago, and a widely accepted theory is that worldwide climate disruption from the event was the cause of the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, a mass extinction in which 75% of plant and animal species on Earth became extinct, including all non-avian dinosaurs. (Submitted on March 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.