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Lonar Lake


Lonar's meteor lake declared Ramsar site

November 13, 2020 11:06 pm

The lake is part of Lonar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the second Ramsar site in the state after Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary in Nashik district, which was declared a Ramsar site in January.

Lonar lake turning reddish: Buldana collector asks NEERI to find out why

June 11, 2020 11:49 pm

Lonar lake is a crater-lake at Lonar in Buldana and is part of the largest impact crater in the world, formed in basaltic rock with a diameter of 1.85 km and depth of 500 feet.

Lonar Lake's surface area is shrinking: Research

September 01, 2017 2:06 pm

Lonar Lake's surface area is depleting researchers have found. Located at Maharashtra's Buldhana district it was formed after a meteorite hit the Earth some 50,000 years ago.

Pune-based environmentalists urge MoEF to protect Lonar crater

March 09, 2016 4:54 am

A crater formed due to meteoritic impact more than 50,000 years ago in basaltic rock, the Lonar lake is a unique site full of microbial life of rare types of bacteria and algae among others.

Centre shrinks eco-sensitive zone of Lonar crater lake

March 09, 2016 12:29 am

In a move that has left green activists worried, the Centre has shrunk the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the meteor-crater Lonar lake in Buldhana district to 100 metres from 500 metres.

Lonar and its Martian namesake

May 23, 2010 10:39 pm

In 2007,an impact crater on Mars was named Lonar,after the basaltic lake in Maharashtra that bears a strategic resemblance to the Red Planet’s geology. VIVEK DESHPANDE reports on the two Lonars and how they are similar to and different from each other

A hunt for microbes in Lonar Lake

April 11, 2010 12:40 am

Lonar Lake in Buldhana district of Maharashtra is believed to be the den of a mythical giant demon,slayed by Lord Vishnu.