Mien (lake)

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Lake Mien
Location Småland
Coordinates 56°25′N 14°52′E / 56.417°N 14.867°E / 56.417; 14.867Coordinates: 56°25′N 14°52′E / 56.417°N 14.867°E / 56.417; 14.867
Type crater lake
Primary inflows Dreván[1]
Primary outflows Mieån[1]
Basin countries Sweden
Max. length 6.0 km (3.8 mi)
Max. width 5.7 km (3.5 mi)
Surface area 19.9 km² (7.7 mi²)
Surface elevation 90 m (300 ft)[2]
Islands 14 (Ramsö, Kidö)[1]
References [1][2]

Mien is a lake in southern Sweden, 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of the town of Tingsryd. The lake is formed within a meteorite crater.

Mien crater is located in Sweden
Mien crater
Mien crater
Lake Mien in Sweden

The eroded crater is marked by a 5.5-km (3.4-mi) diameter circular lake (Lake Mien). The original crater rim is estimated to have been about 9 km in diameter before erosion.[3] Its age is estimated to be 121.0 ± 2.3 million years (Early Cretaceous).[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Map from Eniro
  2. ^ a b Rough elevation from Google Earth, ± 10 m
  3. ^ Astrom, K. (1998). "Seismic signature of the Lake Mien impact structure, southern Sweden". Geophysical Journal International. 135 (1): 215–231. Bibcode:1998GeoJI.135..215A. doi:10.1046/j.1365-246X.1998.00628.x.
  4. ^ "Mien". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2009-08-15.

External links

  • Google map of 50 largest craters

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