Death Pits

Distance to the target from Kompassinaukio in Jyväskylä:

48 min. 24 min.


40250 Jyväskylä

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Lämpötila: -0.5°C Cloudy, klo 14:22

Death Pits

Death Pits are two kettles (holes) located in the Seppälänkangas district in Jyväskylä, just over four kilometres away from the city centre of Jyväskylä. These kettles, originating from Ice Age, have been named as Death Pits.

The pits were created when a large block of ice was getting buried under the ice sheet during the melting phase, which then later after subsequent melting of the block let a pothole, a kettle hole, in the sandy soil. The larger pit is about 25 metres deep and almost two hundred metres wide at its widest. The edges of the pit form as if a noise wall for which there is really quiet at the bottom of the pit, 15 decibels quieter than at the edge of the pit.

Learn more about the Death Pits by reading this article: The mystery of the Death Pits can be uncovered with a little trip back to the ice age

Starting point/end point

Bilteman takaa lähtevä luontopolku

Coordinates

62°16'17"N 25°46'33"E

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