Kaali field of meteorite craters

The approximate time of Kaali meteorite fall is 7500-7600 years ago.
Meteorite fall caused big damages on already inhabited Saaremaa, it could be compared to explosion of atomic bomb. At the height of 5-10 km meteorite fell apart and came down to the ground in pieces the biggest of which created a big crater with diameter of 110 m and depth of 22 m and 8 smaller craters.

Around the beginning of the Common Era, a massive stone wall was built around the Lake Kaali. The many findings of the bones of domestic animals give a reason to believe that it used to be a sacrificial site.

Interesting to know: Among the world's giant craters Kaali crater is on 8th place. Kaali field of meteorite craters on Saaremaa is the rarest nature wonder in Estonia, being at the same time the most spectacular in Eurasia.

The approximate time of Kaali meteorite fall is 7500-7600 years ago.
Meteorite fall caused big damages on already inhabited Saaremaa, it could be compared to explosion of atomic bomb. At the height of 5-10 km meteorite fell apart and came down to

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  • Nice park and interesting krater

    It was the first time I saw a krater, and this one is in a very beautiful place. Worth the visit if you are doing a tour on the island, that is super beautiful.

  • Nice look on craters

    Good to visit in summer. Very interesting place to see. For kids - you can explain some astronomy here. It makes impression for many visitors.

  • meteoriiiiiiiite

    so, it sound way more exciting than it is. it's a meteorite crater, filled with water and a path around it and a short meteorite lesson. i thought it is bigger. it gets more intersting in a debate...


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