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Ilumetsa meteorit craters

Category Natural attractions, Natural attractions
Verioramõisa küla, Veriora vald, Põlvamaa, 64223
Coordinates 57.957413, 27.406111
GPS: 57° 57' 27" N, 27° 24' 22" E

The biggest of Ilumetsa meteorite craters that appeared 6600 years ago is Põrguhaud, the diameter of it from edge to edge is up to 80 meters and depth 12,5 meters. Crater's bottom is covered with 2,5 meters thick layer of turf. The diameter of the second crater Sügavhaud from edge to edge is in average 50 meters and depth 4,5 meters. The names assigned to them by people – Põrguhaud (Hell Grave), Tondihaud (Ghost Grave), Kuradihaud (Devils' Grave) and Sügavhaud (Deep Grave) – refer to dwellings of devil. The reasons they got such names remains secret. Near Põrguhaud people were afraid to say word "devil" because

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