Chicxulub, Yucatan
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Chicxulub Pueblo
Municipal Seat
Chicxulub Pueblo, Yucatán (04).JPG
Chicxulub Pueblo is located in Yucatán (state)
Chicxulub Pueblo
Chicxulub Pueblo
Coordinates: 21°8?11?N 89°31?0?W / 21.13639°N 89.51667°W / 21.13639; -89.51667Coordinates: 21°8?11?N 89°31?0?W / 21.13639°N 89.51667°W / 21.13639; -89.51667
Country Mexico
StateYucatán
MunicipalityChicxulub Pueblo
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
(2010)
 o Total4,080[1]
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
Postal code
97340
Area code(s)985
INEGI code310200001

Chicxulub Pueblo (Mayan pronunciation: [t?'ik?ulu?] Ch'ik Xulub) is a town, and surrounding municipality of the same name, in the Mexican state of Yucatán.

At the census of 2010, the town had a population of 4,080 people.

Chicxulub is most famous for being near the geographic center of the Chicxulub crater, an impact crater discovered by geologists on the Yucatán Peninsula and extending into the ocean. It was created by the impact some 66 million years ago of the Chicxulub impactor, an asteroid or comet which caused[2][3] the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event, which led to the extinction of all non-avian dinosaurs. The coastal village (or puerto) of Chicxulub, 6 km east of the nearest town, Progreso, lies almost exactly on the geographic center of the crater.

The name Chicxulub is from the Yucatec Maya language, where ch'ik means "flea" or "tick", and xulub' means "devil, demon, or horns".[4]

Climate

Chicxulub Puerto has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen Aw). Chicxulub has warm weather year round with dry winters and sometimes wet summers.

Chixulub Puerto's highest temperature was 43.0 °C (109.4 °F) was on multiple dates, most recent on September 16, 2004. The lowest was 8.5 °C (47.3 °F) on January 9, 2003.

Climate data for Chicxulub Puerto (normals 1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.5
(103.1)
38.0
(100.4)
41.0
(105.8)
43.0
(109.4)
43.0
(109.4)
42.5
(108.5)
40.0
(104.0)
39.0
(102.2)
43.0
(109.4)
40.0
(104.0)
38.0
(100.4)
37.0
(98.6)
43.0
(109.4)
Average high °C (°F) 26.9
(80.4)
28.0
(82.4)
29.6
(85.3)
31.1
(88.0)
32.2
(90.0)
32.1
(89.8)
31.7
(89.1)
31.8
(89.2)
31.6
(88.9)
30.4
(86.7)
29.0
(84.2)
27.5
(81.5)
30.2
(86.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
23.3
(73.9)
24.5
(76.1)
25.8
(78.4)
27.2
(81.0)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81.0)
27.3
(81.1)
27.2
(81.0)
26.1
(79.0)
24.6
(76.3)
23.0
(73.4)
25.5
(77.9)
Average low °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
18.5
(65.3)
19.3
(66.7)
20.6
(69.1)
22.3
(72.1)
22.8
(73.0)
22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.9)
21.9
(71.4)
20.2
(68.4)
18.6
(65.5)
20.9
(69.6)
Record low °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
9.0
(48.2)
10.0
(50.0)
11.0
(51.8)
15.0
(59.0)
16.0
(60.8)
15.0
(59.0)
14.0
(57.2)
15.0
(59.0)
13.0
(55.4)
12.0
(53.6)
10.0
(50.0)
8.5
(47.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44.1
(1.74)
32.2
(1.27)
26.6
(1.05)
21.2
(0.83)
33.1
(1.30)
115.9
(4.56)
68.3
(2.69)
58.0
(2.28)
130.4
(5.13)
94.8
(3.73)
42.7
(1.68)
30.1
(1.19)
697.4
(27.45)
Average precipitation days 3.7 2.9 1.9 1.5 2.8 7.3 6.3 5.7 8.1 7.2 4.0 3.2 54.6
Source: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional [5]


References

  1. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2010". INEGI.org. National Institute of Statistics and Geography. 2010. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "International Consensus--Link Between Asteroid Impact and Mass Extinction Is Rock Solid". Lunar and Planetary Institute. 2010-03-04. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Renne, Paul R.; Deino, Alan L.; Hilgen, Frederik J.; Kuiper, Klaudia F.; Mark, Darren F.; Mitchell, William S.; Morgan, Leah E.; Mundil, Roland; Smit, Jan (7 February 2013). "Time Scales of Critical Events Around the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary". Science. 339 (6120): 684-687. Bibcode:2013Sci...339..684R. doi:10.1126/science.1230492. PMID 23393261.
  4. ^ Victoria Bricker (1998). A Dictionary of the Maya Language as Spoken in Hocabá, Yucatán.
  5. ^ "Servicio Meteorologico Nacional (Mexico)". Retrieved 2020.

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