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The Baffin Island Impact

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              the Baffin Island impact in northern Canada
      This impact, noted by the yellow star, struck the western part of Baffin Island, in the far northern Canadian Providence of Nunavut. It was centered at 71°37"N, 80° 50'W. This impact was literately heard around the world, and probable several times. This is shown below.
     Of necessity, only the most outstanding features of this catastrophic event are shown. All of these images are expandable without loss of definition.
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The 195 mile
              seismic circle describes the west coast of Baffin Island
This is the 195 mile seismic circle. It describes the west coast of Baffin Island. It appears that the wave left a valley that now is the Gulf of Boothia.

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The Baffin Island 850 mile radius seismic wave
              circle.
The 850 mile radius circle in its' entirety.  The boxed areas in the image are shown in detail to the right.

The seismic wave crosses Banks Island in
              northern Canada
At 850 miles to the Northwest through Banks Island, a close examination will show a river that defines this circle.
Contwoyto Lake, Nunavit, Canada was formed by the
              seismic wave of this impact.
At 850 miles to the West southwest of the impact, Contwoyto Lake and the smaller following lakes mark this seismic circle for 100 miles
The
              Arnaud River on the 850 mile radius circle.
Through northern Quebec the Arnaud River valley is evidence of the passing of the seismic wave.
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The Baffin Island impact seismic circle at
              1245 miles radius
The 1245 mile radius circle. Again, the boxed areas in the image are shown in detail to the right.

The
At 1245 miles to the West, the Mackenzie River follows the circle from Great Slave Lake to the Bearing Sea, about 800 miles. The image above is linked to a larger image for more detail.
La Grande Riviere and Reservoir, Quebec, Canada.
To the South, the seismic wave left behind the valley which became La Grande Riviere Reservoir when La Grande Riviere was damed at Radisson, Quebec. To the West of James Bay the Ekwan River in Ontario follows the valley.
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The Baffin Island Impact 1675
              mile radius seismic wave circle.
At 1675 miles radius.

The southwestern section of the Baffin
              Island impact seismic wave circle at 1675 miles radius.
Through southwestern Canada the wave formed the northeastern edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and farther to the southeast, the South Saskatchewan River flows in this valley.
The western section of the Baffin Island
              impact seismic wave circle at 1675 miles radius.
     Through British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and into Alaska.
The northwestern section of
              the Baffin Island impact seismic wave circle at 1675 miles
              radius.
     Through Alaska, the Tanana River follows the circle on the lower part of the image. In the upper part of the image the Alatna River Valley was formed by this wave. The rectangle in the center is shown expanded in the image to the left.
The
              Yukon River is bridged precisely on this seismic circle.
     Of all the places on the Yukon River in Alaska, the engineers decided to bridge it at this seismic junction. The roads are visible to the north and south of the bridge, which follow the valley of the circle.
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The Hawaiian Islands scribed perfectly with
              the 4545 mile radius seismic wave from the Baffin Island
              Impact.
At 4545 miles radius, the shock wave cracked the earth so that the Hawaiian Island chain of volcanoes was formed.

The 4545 mile radius seismic circle
              from the Baffin Island Impact follows through Central
              Asia.
    This same line at 4545 miles radius extended through the mountains of central Asia and north of the Taklamakan Desert and forms part of the boundary between Mongolia and China. The area in the rectangle is shown below.
El Rio Negro, the border
              between Columbia and Venezuala, marks this seismis circle
              precisely.
     At the same 4545 mile radius, in South America, the Rio Negro forms part of the boundary between Colombia and Venezuela.

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     The image to the right is part of the image above it, to a larger scale, through the Tian Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan and Western China is at an effective altitude of 500 miles. This is an extremely wide image which covers nearly 575 miles West to East. To show this detail at that altitude demonstrates the significance of this impact.
The
              Baffin Island Impact 4545 mile radius seismic circle
              through the Tian Shan Mountains in central Asia.
An expanded version of this image is shown below.
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The Baffin Island Impact 4545
              mile radius seismic circle through the Tian Shan Mountains
              in central Asia.
      This is part of the image above in a larger scale.

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The Baffin Island Impact 5230 mile radius
              seismic circle through South America.
     In South America, through Brazil at 5230 Miles radius, the main channel of the Amazon River was formed.  The central part of this image is shown at increased size to the right.

The Baffin Island Impact 5230
              mile radius seismic circle through South America.
The primary channel of the Amazon River.
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    The Image to the right shows the wave at 7010 miles radius in the South Pacific, which defines the ridge that crosses the Pitcairn Islands.
The Baffin Island Impact 7010 mile
              radius seismic circle through South Pacific.

 
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The Baffin Island Impact 7500 mile radius
              seismic circle through Indonesia.
At 7500 miles radius, North of Australia, through Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, this circle defines much of the form of this part of the world.

The Baffin Island Impact 7500 mile radius
              seismic circle through the South Pacific.
      At 7500 miles radius through the South Pacific Ocean. This line follows the ridges for about 4,000 miles.
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The Baffin Island Impact 9060 mile radius
              seismic circle around Antarctica..
At 9060 miles radius, the Baffin Island Impact shows this seismic circle around Antarctica. South America is at the top, Africa at the right, and Australia to the lower left.

The Baffin Island Impact 9060 mile radius seismic
              circle describing the Eltanan Fracture Zone System in the
              South Pacific.
      At 9060 miles radius through the South Pacific Ocean, this circle defines the Eltanan Fracture Zone System.
The Baffin Island Impact 9060 mile
              radius seismic circle through Drake Passage and the Scotia
              Sea.
As this seismic circle passes through the center of Drake Passage between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica, it is possible that before this impact, the two continents were joined, and with this wave the land bridge broke, allowing the Pacific Ocean to flow to the Atlantic. With the ensuing flood, Drake Passage, the Scotia Sea and the South Sandwich Islands were formed.
The Baffin Island Impact 9060 mile radius
              seismic circle through Australia.
There is considerable evidence of this seismic circle across Australia. The rectangles in the image above are shown is greater detail to the right.
The Baffin Island Impact 9060 mile radius seismic
              circle through Western Australia
Through Western Australia. These images are expandable by 2x without loss of definition.
The Baffin Island Impact 9060 mile
              radius seismic circle through South Australia
Through South Australia.
The Baffin
              Island Impact 9060 mile radius seismic circle through New
              South Wales, Australia.
Through New South Wales, Australia.










To the right, the Pitman Fracture Zone, which lies at 10,300 miles radius. New Zealand is on the left, Antarctica to the lower right and the Eltanan Fracture Zone System is on the upper right.
The Baffin Island Impact 10,300 mile radius seismic
              circle follows the Pitman Fracture Zone for over 1,000
              miles.
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