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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 63° 2'
E 21° 35'
~ 600


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Map by Jarmo Moilanen

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Abels, A., Pesonen, L.J., Deutsch, A., Bischoff, L., Lehtinen,M., The Soderfjarden Impact Structure, W. Finland: Multiple Data Integration with Implications for Morphometry, Cratering Process, and Post-Impact Sedimentary History, LPSC XXIX, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, (CD-ROM). 1998.
Grieve, R. A. F., The record of impact on Earth: Implications for a major Cretaceous/Tertiary impact event. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 190, pp. 25-37. 1982.
Gurov, E. P., Gurova, E. P., Impact structures on the Earth's surface (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 47, pp. 117-124. 1987.
Henkel, H., Pesonen, L. J., Impact craters and craterform structures in Fennoscandia. Tectonophysics, v. 216, pp. 31-40. 1992.
Lauren, L., Lehtovaara, J., Bostrom, R. and Tynni,R., On the geology and the Cambrian sediments of the circular depression at Soderfjarden, western Finland. Geological Survey of Finland Bulletin 297, pp. 1-81. 1978.
Lehtovaara, J. J., Soderfjarden: a Cambrian impact crater in western Finland. Tectonophysics, v. 216, pp. 157-161. 1992.
Lehtovaara, J. J., Soderfjarden, Western Finland - A Cambrian filled meteorite crater 100km west fo Lappajarvi (abstract). Pesonen, L.J. and Niemisara, H., eds., Symposium Fennoscandian Impact Structures, p. 29. 1990.
Lehtovaara, J. J., 40K-40Ar dating of the Soderfjarden crater, Vaasa, western Finland. Geologiska Foreningens i Stockholm Forhandlingar, v. 107, pp. 1-6. 1985.
Lehtovaara, J. J., Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks in Finland. Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae, series A, III. Geologica-Geophysicia, v. 133. 1982.
Lehtovaara, J. J., Stratigraphical section through lower Cambrian at Soderfjarden, Vaasa, western Finland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland, v. 54, pp. 1-2, 35-43. 1982.
Raitala, J., The bedrock of the Vaasa circular structure, western Finland. Deptartment of Astronomy, University of Oulu, Finland (Unpublished Report, 26 p.). 1985.


* pre-1977 K-Ar, Ar-Ar and Rb-Sr ages recalculated using the decay constants of Steiger and Jager (1977) Ages in millions of years (Ma) before present.

** Abbreviations: C - Crystalline Target; C-Ms - Metasedimentary Target; M - Mixed Target (i.e.sedimentary strata overlying crystalline basement); S - sedimentary target (i.e. no crystalline rocks affected by the impact event). From Osinski. G. R., Spray J. G., and Grieve R. A. F. 2007. Impact melting in sedimentary target rocks: A synthesis. In The Sedimentary Record of Meteorite Impacts, Geological Society of America Special Paper. Editors: Evans K. Horton W., King D., Morrow J., and Warme J. Geological Society of America: Boulder, in press.

From Koeberl,C. Identification of meteoritic components in impactites. 1998, Koeberl, C. The Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry of Impacts. 2007 and PASSC Files. (IAB, IIIAB, IIIB, IIID - Iron Meteorite)



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