List of impact craters in Africa

Confirmed impact craters

This list of impact craters in Africa includes all confirmed impact craters as listed in the Earth Impact Database. These features were caused by the collision of large meteorites or comets with the Earth. For eroded or buried craters, the stated diameter typically refers to an estimate of original rim diameter, and may not correspond to present surface features.

Name Location Diameter Age (years) Coordinates
Amguid Algeria 0.45 km < 100,000 265'N 424'E? / ?26.083N 4.4E? / 26.083; 4.4? (Amguid)
Aorounga Chad 12.6 km < 345 million 196'N 1915'E? / ?19.1N 19.25E? / 19.1; 19.25? (Aorounga)
Aouelloul Mauritania 0.39 km 3.0 0.3 million 2015'N 1241'W? / ?20.25N 12.683W? / 20.25; -12.683? (Aouelloul)
Arkenu 1 Libya 6.8 km < 140 million 226'N 2348'E? / ?22.1N 23.8E? / 22.1; 23.8? (Arkenu 1)
Arkenu 2 Libya 10 km < 140 million 223'N 2343'E? / ?22.05N 23.717E? / 22.05; 23.717? (Arkenu 2)
BP Structure Libya 2 km < 120 million 2519'N 2419'E? / ?25.317N 24.317E? / 25.317; 24.317? (BP Structure)
Bosumtwi Ghana 10.5 km 1.07 million 630'N 125'W? / ?6.5N 1.417W? / 6.5; -1.417? (Bosumtwi)
Gweni-Fada Chad 14 km < 345 million 1725'N 2145'E? / ?17.417N 21.75E? / 17.417; 21.75? (Gweni-Fada)
Kalkkop South Africa 0.64 km 0.25 million 3243'S 2426'E? / ?32.717S 24.433E? / -32.717; 24.433? (Kalkkop)
Kgagodi Botswana 3.5 km < 180 million 2229'S 2735'E? / ?22.483S 27.583E? / -22.483; 27.583? (Kgagodi)
Morokweng South Africa 70 km 145.0 0.8 million 2628'S 2332'E? / ?26.467S 23.533E? / -26.467; 23.533? (Morokweng)
Oasis Libya 18 km < 120 million 2435'N 2424'E? / ?24.583N 24.4E? / 24.583; 24.4? (Oasis)
Ouarkziz Algeria 3.5 km < 70 million 290'N 733'W? / ?29N 7.55W? / 29; -7.55? (Ouarkziz)
Roter Kamm Namibia 2.5 km 3.7 0.3 million 2746'S 1618'E? / ?27.767S 16.3E? / -27.767; 16.3? (Roter Kamm)
Talemzane Algeria 1.75 km < 3 million 3319'N 42'E? / ?33.317N 4.033E? / 33.317; 4.033? (Talemzane)
Tenoumer Mauritania 1.9 km 21,400 9,700 2255'N 1024'W? / ?22.917N 10.4W? / 22.917; -10.4? (Tenoumer)
Tin Bider Algeria 6 km < 70 million 2736'N 57'E? / ?27.6N 5.117E? / 27.6; 5.117? (Tin Bider)
Tswaing (was Pretoria Saltpan) South Africa 1.13 km 0.220 0.052 million 2524'30?S 2804'58?E? / ?25.40833S 28.08278E? / -25.40833; 28.08278? (Tswaing)
Vredefort South Africa 300 km 2023 4 million 270'S 2730'E? / ?27S 27.5E? / -27; 27.5? (Vredefort)

[edit] Unconfirmed impact craters

The following craters are officially considered "unconfirmed" because they are not listed in the Earth Impact Database. Due to stringent requirements regarding evidence and peer-reviewed publication, newly-discovered craters or those with difficulty collecting evidence generally are known for some time before becoming listed. However, entries on the unconfirmed list could still have an impact origin disproven.

Name Location Diameter Age Coordinates
Kebira Gilf Kebir region, Egypt 31 km 100 million 2440'N 2458'E? / ?24.667N 24.967E? / 24.667; 24.967? (Kebira)
Temimichat [1][2] Mauritania 0.75 km unknown 2415'N 939'W? / ?24.25N 9.65W? / 24.25; -9.65? (Temimichat)
Wembo-Nyama ring structure[3][4] DR Congo 36–46 km (est.) unknown 337'52?S 2431'07?E

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