How deep is the deepest lake in the world?

Lake Baikal ( 1,620 meters )

Lake Baikal in Siberia has the distinction of being the deepest lake in the world and the largest freshwater lake, containing over 20% of the thawed freshwater on the Earth’s surface.

Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world (by volume) and the deepest lake in the world. With a half moon shape, it is in the southern area of ​​Siberia, Russia.

Lake Baikal is very deep because it is located in an active continental rift zone. The rift zone is widening at a rate of about 2.5 cm per year. As the crack gets wider, it also gets deeper through sinking. Therefore, Lake Baikal can grow bigger and bigger in the future.

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