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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  • Should visit once in your life

    Let's say that you should visit it once...but that's all. It is must go place in Saaremaa because of it's history, but there are other places more exciting than this.

  • Nice place

    Interesting natural phenomenon, impressive. Definitely worth a visit. Just keep in mind that it will take you there no longer than 15 minutes. If it is a sunny day, the water is a beautiful green...

  • One of "must-visits" in Saaremaa island

    One of "must-visits" in Saaremaa island. The lake was almost dry in the middle of August (a dry period) but just visit and think what a power there can be from a small stone to make this kind of...


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