Lonar Crater

The Lonar crater is the only known impact crater in the world to have formed on basalt rock. and it is located in Buldana district in Maharashtra. The site was discovered by a Britisher, C. J. E. Alexander in 1823.

Lonar crater is unique because it’s the world’s only high-velocity meteor crater in hard basalt. It is an impact crater or meteorite crater which is a bowl-shaped depression with a raised rim, formed by the impact of a meteoroid.


Lonar Lake is a notified National Geo-heritage Monument saline soda lake located at Lonar in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, India, which was created by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Epoch and it is the only known hyper velocity impact crater in basaltic rock anywhere on Earth.

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