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. 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.

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  • Povilas M Povilas M

    amazing place

    First time of my life I saw this kind of thing. Water so clear, ice on water is clear to. Big round hole.

  • 0721_D 0721_D

    Very Interesting and Fascinating Site to Visit While in Kaali.

    The Kaali Meteorite Crater is located in the village of Kaali on the island of Saaremaa. About 7,600 years ago, a large rock, 20 to 80 tons in mass, ripped through Earth’s atmosphere and broke up...

  • lmsk2014 lmsk2014

    For geology enthusiasts - geologiasta kiinnostuneille

    If you're in to geology and want to see an actual meteorite crater, this is a pretty cool spot. Especially kids will love it. As such it is just a hole in the ground, but if you think about what made...


Features and amenities

Location

Kaali küla, Pihtla vald, Saare maakond

Access

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Coordinates

58°22'23''N 22°40'11''E | Download GPX file