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Quillagua impact craters

Suspected group of at least 7 impact craters in Quillagua, Chile.

Quillagua crater

Quillagua is in Guinness World Records as the "driest place" for 37 years, yet it prospered off the Loa River, reaching a population of 800 by the 1940s.
The town survives only because of daily water trucks that are partly financed by Codelco and Soquimich, the two companies that residents blame most for their troubles.
Quillagua's residents remain determined. Palape, who owns the town's main restaurant, still dreams of attracting tourists to the 108 meteor crater sites in and around Quillagua.

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Latitude: 2139'4.41"S, Longitude: 6931'4.54"W

Google earth file: Quillagua.kmz (1kb, kmz)

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