Crater may refer to:

In landforms:

  • Impact crater, caused by two celestial bodies impacting each other, such as a meteorite hitting a planet
  • Volcanic crater or caldera, formed by volcanic activity
  • Subsidence crater, from an underground (usually nuclear) explosion
  • A maar crater, a relief crater caused by a phreatic eruption or explosion
  • pit crater, a crater that forms through sinking of the surface and not as a vent for lava
  • Crater lake
  • Explosion crater, a hole formed in the ground produced by an explosion near or below the surface
  • Machtesh, a crater-like formation created by erosion.


  • Crater, California, in Inyo County
  • Cratering, when reindeer dig for lichens that sustain them in winter months
  • Crater (constellation)
  • Joseph F. Crater, a New York judge who mysteriously and famously disappeared in 1930
  • An alternate ancient name for the Crathis, a river of southern Italy
  • Crater (Yemen)

Other articles related to "crater, craters":

Amboy, California - Attractions - Nearby Craters
... Amboy Crater is a 6,000-year-old cinder cone volcano, made largely of pahoehoe lava ... Pisgah Crater, also a cinder cone volcano, is located near Interstate 40 ... Because of quarry operations, the crater is not as well preserved as Amboy Crater ...
Hedin (crater)
... Hedin is a lunar crater of the dimension traditionally termed a walled plain ... It lies due south of the crater pair Olbers and Glushko, and northwest of the similarly dimensioned walled plain Riccioli ... This crater has a deteriorated outer rim that has been worn down and reshaped through impact erosion ...
Puchezh-Katunki Crater
... Puchezh-Katunki is a meteor crater in the Chkalovsky District of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in Volga Federal District, Russia ... The crater is not exposed to the surface, but appears as variation in the vegetation ... One of the six largest known Phanerozoic impact craters, the Puchezh-Katunki crater is the only one not considered as a factor in a biotic extinction event ...
Pingualuit Crater - Discovery
... Largely unknown to the outside world, the lake-filled crater had long been known to local Inuit who knew it as the "Crystal Eye of Nunavik" for its clear water ... of Quebec Province took a photograph which showed the wide crater rim rising up above the landscape ... Chubb hoped that the crater was that of an extinct volcano, in which case the area might contain diamond deposits similar to those of South Africa ...

Famous quotes containing the word crater:

    Give me a condor’s quill! Give me Vesuvius’ crater for an inkstand!
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)