Top 10 Deepest Lakes in the World

Ever wondered about the deepest lakes in the world. How deep they are? Here we have listed the world’s top ten deepest lakes with their depths.

Deepest lakes in the world
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List of deepest lakes in the world

10)Lake Matano Indonesia:

Lake Matano is located in the southern Sulawesi province of Indonesia, called Danau Matano, by Indonesian people. It is one of the deepest lakes in the world and the deepest lake in Indonesia. The lake’s depth is 590 m (1,940 ft). It has an area of ​​164 square kilometers, and the lake is 382 meters (1,253 ft) above sea level. It is known for crystal clear water, endemic species, and beautiful natural surroundings.

9)Crater Lake, USA:

Crater Lake is located in the Cascade Mountains in southwestern Oregon in the USA. It is 594 m (1,949 feet) deep. Around 7700 years, Mazama Mountain collapsed due to the eruption of magma, and an empty caldera was formed there, forming a crater lake. The rainwater and the melted ice filled it with water.

8)Great Slave Lake, Canada:

The Great Slave Lake is located in the northwest of Canada. It is 614 meters (2014 ft) deep. It is the second-largest lake in Canada. The formation of the Great Slave Lake is related to the role of the Quaternary glaciers. This lake is frozen for eight months throughout the year.

7)Issyk-Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan:

Lake Issyk is located in Kyrgyzstan in the northern part of the Tianshan Mountains. It is 668 meters (2,192 ft) deep. Snow-capped peaks surround this lake, but it never freezes, so it is called Issyk-Kul, Issyk means “hot lake” in Kyrgyzstan.

6)Lake Malawi, Malawi/Mozambique/Tanzania:

Malawi Lake is located at the southernmost tip of Africa’s East African Rift Valley. It is 706 m (2,316 ft) deep, which makes it is the third-largest and second deepest lake in Africa. Malawi lies between Mozambique and Tanzania, formerly Lake Niassa. It is a tropical lake with a warm climate, fertile land, and lush flowers. It has always been a tourist attraction in Africa.

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5)O’Higgins/San Martín Lake, Chile & Argentina:

O’Higgins / St. Martin Lake (located in the Patagonian Plateau of South America, across the borders of Chile, Argentina. It is 836 meters (2,743 ft) deep. It is called Lake O’Higgins in Chile and St. Martin Lake in Argentina. They are named after the two national heroes of the Chile and Argentina who fought side by side in the War of Independence.

Nicolle Rager-Fuller / NSF [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
4)Vostok Lake, Antarctica:

Vostok Lake is located in the eastern part of Antarctica, close to the Russian Polar Mission Station Vostok. It is 900 meters (3000 ft) deep. Lake Vostok is located four kilometers below the ice, and in 1996, British and Russian scientists discovered this lake. Even though this lake is below ice it is not frozen. Due to the enormous pressure generated by the ice on the lake surface causes the water level to fall below zero, the lake never freezes.

3)the Caspian Sea:

The Caspian Sea is located on the Eurasian border and borders Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. It is 1,025 meters (3,360 ft) deep, which makes it the third deepest lakes in the world. The Caspian Sea is a huge inland lagoon that is part of the ancient Mediterranean and is known as the “Ocean Orbital Lake.”

Emesik [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
2)Lake Tanganyika, Central Africa:

Lake Tanganyika is located on the west side of the Great East Rift Valley in central Africa. It is the world’s second deepest lake with a depth of 1,470 meters (4,820 ft). It is formed by the depression of the earth’s crust.

1)Lake Baikal Siberia, Russia:

Lake Baikal is located in the south of Eastern Siberia, Russia. It is a rupture depression lake formed by tectonic movement and is one of the oldest lakes in the world. It is the deepest lake in the world, with a depth of 1,637 meters (5369 ft).

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