Sites relating to Pihtla (Estonian: Pihtla vald), a rural municipality on Saaremaa. Home to lake Kaali, the meteorite crater. Pihtla municipality covers an area of 228 km² and has a population of approximately 1400. The municipality encompasses the following villages (Estonian: küla): Eiste, Ennu, Haeska, Hämmelepa, Iilaste, Ilpla, Kaali, Kailuka, Kangrusselja, Kiritu, Kuusiku, Kõljala, Kõnnu, Laheküla, Leina, Liiva, Liiva-Putla, Masa, Matsiranna, Metsaküla, Mustla, Nässuma, Pihtla, Püha, Rahniku, Rannaküla, Reeküla, Reo, Räimaste, Sagariste, Salavere, Sandla, Sauaru, Saue-Putla, Sepa, Sutu, Suure-Rootsi, Tõlluste, Vanamõisa, Väike-Rootsi, and Väljaküla.
Ecological Catastrophe in Connection with the Impact of the Kaali Meteorite
A detailed study of the ecological effects of the meteorite impact in Kaali in 800–400 B.C. by Veski et al. [PDF]
Kaali Crater - Wikipedia
Short article about the crater and related local mythology.
The Kaali Meteorite Craters
History and discovery of the craters, details of each crater and map of the area.
Kaali Trahter
Tavern located near the Kaali meteorite crater. [Estonian, English, Finnish]
Kaali Visitor Center
Information about the museum and facilities near the Kaali Meteorite crater. [Estonian, English, Finnish, Russian, German, French]
Kaali Meteorite Crater
Photos of the main meteorite crater in Kaali.
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