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The Phenomenon of the Twin Lakes of Zerelia in Greece

Zerelia lakesThe eastern Lake Zerelia, located on the plain of Magnesia. Credit: Dipa1965/Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0

The twin lakes, known collectively as “Zerelia,” in Central Greece are rare examples of bodies of water that were formed from the cataclysmic impact of a meteorite.

Located just a few kilometers outside the city of Volos and four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the town of Almyros, the two lakes are only 250 meters from each other, but were created by the tremendous impact of the space rock that catapulted through the Earth’s atmosphere.

According to scientists, approximately 10 thousand years ago, a meteorite hit the Earth, split into two and created two twin craters, which filled with water — and the lakes are still there today.

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