Kar-Kul Crater

Kar-Kul Crater

Courtesy of USGS EROS Data Center

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Kara-Kul Crater, located in Tajikistan, is partly filled by Kara-Kul Lake, which is 25 km in diameter. It is almost 6000 m above sea level in the Pamirs mountain range. Kara-Kul was not identified as an impact crater until satellite images were studied.