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 as a side trip

    The crater is a deep depression partially filled with water. There are walkways all around it, in trees. It is just like a big park. There is not a lot of walking. It is of general interest because...

  • Worth travelling to

    Nothing prepares you for the size of this crater! The photos don't have much scale unless there are people on them, and even then it's difficult to grasp the scale. To appreciate the crater fully...

  • The photos don't do it justice

    It was a really interesting place if you like this kind of thing. The size is remarkable and you can clearly see the multiple craters spread around the area. We arrived before the museum opened but...


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