When a crater formed in Arizona why was it in Arizona?
Meteor Crater was formed by a meteor strike, not a guided missile from space. Call it a random act of nature.
A2. A crater is formed when an explosion ejects material from is native position, leaving behind a depression. Rarely a collapse may cause a crater, though this is the natural cause of a caldera. A crater may be formed by a meteor impact, warfare, volcanic explosion, or perhaps by a collapse. A1. Craters are formed when an asteroid strikes any planet.