|National Briefs for May 17, 2014|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
74M-year-old meteor blamed for city’s well woes
MANSON, Iowa — A small central Iowa city is having a big problem drilling a new well, and the reason could date back millions of years.
Manson has failed three times to drill for a new steady water supply. The difficulty apparently is due to a meteor that struck an estimated 74 million years ago, creating what is known as the Manson impact crater. Geologists believe the meteor caused a catastrophic explosion that burned up everything within 130 miles.
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