[[Image:Shattercone_Wengenhausen.JPG|thumb|right|Typical Shatter Cone from Ries impact crater, Germany.]]
'''Shatter cones''' are rare geological features that are only known to form in the [[bedrock]] beneath [[meteorite]] [[impact crater]]s or [[Underground nuclear testing|underground nuclear explosions]]. They are evidence that the rock has been subjected to a shock with pressures in the range of
| author = French, B.M.
| date = 1998