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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  • Impresive

    A huge crater that teared deep in the earth approximately 4000 years ago. It is easy to find and close to the main road. There are stairways and ladders so you can explore. It looks much more...

  • Amazing place to visit - if you appreciate this type of place!

    I am so glad we visited this crater, really fascinating! About 4,000 years old, only proven to be a meteor crater in the past 70 years or so.

  • Good information and and interesting formatiom

    Sure, not the largest meteorite crater but very interesting all the same. the information boards were very good and the information was well displayed. If you're in the area, you really should see...


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