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Is there a way to calculate crater depth?

For the sake of the example, let's assume a crater on Earth roughly twelve miles in diameter. Is there a way to calculate a range between how deep or shallow this crater would be?
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How deep could the Vredefort asteroid have penetrated? [duplicate]

The asteroid which created the Vredefort impact crater in South Africa is estimated to have been between 10 and 16 km in diameter (the uncertainty is due to the age of the crater, which is more than 2 ...
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Original Diameter of Ancient Impact Craters [closed]

The 2.25 billion-year-old Yarrabubba crater in Western Australia has recently been identified as the world's oldest impact crater. It is said to be 43 miles (69 km) in diameter, yet the photo which ...
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How to distinguish an explosion crater from an impact crater?

(How) Is it possible to tell the difference between a man made explosive crater and an impact crater?
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