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Kardla Meteor Crater

Palukula Kula, Puhalepa, Estonia
+372 462 2232
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The location isn't correct. May be near edge of crater

I went there to find a crater. I found a sign describing the crater and a circular ring of dirt and... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Gabriel Y
via mobile
Have to tell it's hard to find by Tripadvisor

To not follow the Tripadvisor map. I made that mistake and ended up on some farm. If you drive on... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2015
vopest
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Viljandi, Estonia
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It happened about 455 million years ago that a meteor with a diameter of about half a kilometre started moving towards the earth with the speed 30-40 km/s. The meteor went through a 100-meters thick layer of water in less that 0.1 seconds and a 140-meters thick layer of sedimentary rock and exploded with a force equal to 25,000 explosions of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The diameter of the crater is 4 km and it is one of the most remarkable ones in the world. The ring wall of the crater can be seen well from Palukula and Tubala. In Palukula there is a crater viewing tower. Near the viewing tower you can find a small limestone quarry which reveals the layer of limestone with its cracks.
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17 Jul 2017
“The location isn't correct. May be near edge of crater”
8 Sep 2015
“Have to tell it's hard to find by Tripadvisor”
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Palukula Kula, Puhalepa, Estonia
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+372 462 2232
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I went there to find a crater. I found a sign describing the crater and a circular ring of dirt and debris. Certainly not the 4km diameter the crater is described to have. I went to a Palaküla kirik and found another sign that describes...More

Thank Gabriel Y
Reviewed 8 September 2015

To not follow the Tripadvisor map. I made that mistake and ended up on some farm. If you drive on the road towards Kärdla, then ignore the left turn where Tripadvisor points. Take the next right turn what is about 500 meters away and its...More

Thank vopest
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Well now. I'd love to have seen the Kardla Crater, it's really my kind of thing. We checked it out online, took a note of the map position and set out along the road from Kardla towards the airport, keeping an eye out for the...More

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