Bangui Satellite Magnetic Anomaly



The cause of the Bangui anomaly (the red or high magnetization region situated over the Central African Republic) is controversial. In 1992 Girdler, Taylor and Frawley (Tectonophysics, vol. 212, p.45-58) proposed that this anomaly was produced by a large meteorite impact at  1 billion years old. Others have suggested it results from a major fracturing of the crust or the implacement of a large igneous body.

Bangui Anomaly (Br) predicted by CM3 model (Sabaka et al., 2000)

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