A crater 6 km in diameter has recently been discovered in Jordan’s Eastern Desert. It is believed to have been created by a meteor over 100 meter in diameter, impacting Earth at a velocity of 40–50 kilometer/second. The impact force is estimated to be the equivalent of 5,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs, ejecting enough dust, smoke, and vapor into the atmosphere to circle and darken the whole planet, and causing continuous rain and floods for months or years. This is a significant crater in that it is the largest and youngest in the Middle East, it is the only known crater in chert sedimentary layers, and it is well preserved in the dry desert climate. The exact age of the crater has yet to be determined, but it is less than 34 million years old.
Waqf al-Suwwan in the Eastern Desert, northeast of Bayer; at the GPS coordinates: 31.0463°, 36.8062°.