List of deepest caves

This list of deepest caves includes the deepest known natural caves according to maximum surveyed depth. The depth value is measured from the highest entrance to the lowest accessible point.

# Name Depth (m) Length (km) Country coordinates Geology Notes
1 Veryovkina Cave 2212[1] 13.5 km (8.4 mi)[1] Abkhazia / Georgia 43°23′52″N 40°21′37″E / 43.39778°N 40.36028°E / 43.39778; 40.36028
2 Krubera-Voronja Cave 2197[2] 23.0 km (14.3 mi)[3][4] Abkhazia / Georgia 43°24′35″N 40°21′44″E / 43.40972°N 40.36222°E / 43.40972; 40.36222
3 Sarma cave 1830[5] 19.2 km (11.9 mi)[5] Abkhazia / Georgia 43°24′56″N 40°21′50″E / 43.41556°N 40.36389°E / 43.41556; 40.36389
4 Illuzia-Snezhnaja Mezhonnogo [ru] 1760[6] 32.1 km (19.9 mi)[6] Abkhazia / Georgia 43°15′53″N 40°43′06″E / 43.26472°N 40.71833°E / 43.26472; 40.71833
5 Vogelschacht and Lamprechtsofen 1735[7] 61 km (38 mi)[7] Austria 47°31′34″N 12°44′21″E / 47.52611°N 12.73917°E / 47.52611; 12.73917
6 Gouffre Mirolda Cave 1733[3] 13 km (8.1 mi) France 46°05′22″N 6°46′11″E / 46.08944°N 6.76972°E / 46.08944; 6.76972
7 Jean Bernard System 1626[8] 25.8 km (16.0 mi)[9] France 46°06′07″N 6°46′48″E / 46.10194°N 6.78000°E / 46.10194; 6.78000
8 Torca del Cerro del Cuevon cave [es] 1589[10] 7 km (4.3 mi) Spain 43°13′14″N 4°51′37″W / 43.22056°N 4.86028°W / 43.22056; -4.86028
9 Wot-U-Got Pot [de] 1560[11] 112.9 km (70.2 mi)[11] Austria 47°32′43″N 13°37′57″E / 47.54528°N 13.63250°E / 47.54528; 13.63250
10 Sistema Huautla 1560[12] 89 km (55 mi)[13] Mexico 18°07′20.68″N 96°47′49.93″W / 18.1224111°N 96.7972028°W / 18.1224111; -96.7972028
11 Sistema Chevé (Cuicateco) 1524[13] 55.0 km (34.2 mi)[13] Mexico 17°51′43″N 96°48′50″W / 17.86194°N 96.81389°W / 17.86194; -96.81389
12 Shakta Vjacheslav Pantjukhina cave [ru] 1508[3] 7.9 km (4.9 mi) Abkhazia / Georgia 43°19′36″N 40°29′56″E / 43.32667°N 40.49889°E / 43.32667; 40.49889
13 Sima de la Cornisa – Torca Magali 1507[10] 6.4 km (4.0 mi) Spain 43°10′45″N 04°51′51″W / 43.17917°N 4.86417°W / 43.17917; -4.86417
14 Čehi 2 cave [sl] 1505[14] 5.5 km (3.4 mi)[14] Slovenia 46°22′01″N 13°30′36″E / 46.36694°N 13.51000°E / 46.36694; 13.51000
15 Torca del Trave [es] 1441[10] 9.1 km (5.7 mi) Spain 43°13′16″N 04°51′29″W / 43.22111°N 4.85806°W / 43.22111; -4.85806
16 Velebit caves 1431[15] 3.7 km (2.3 mi) Croatia 44°46′01″N 15°01′35″E / 44.76694°N 15.02639°E / 44.76694; 15.02639
17 Egma Sinkhole 1429[16] 3.118 km (10,230 ft)[17] Turkey 36°18′54″N 32°46′44″E / 36.31500°N 32.77889°E / 36.31500; 32.77889
18 Boy Bulok [ru] 1415[18] 14.8 km (9.2 mi)[19] Uzbekistan 38°23′07.4″N 67°30′11.2″E / 38.385389°N 67.503111°E / 38.385389; 67.503111
19 Gouffre de La Pierre Saint-Martin [fr] 1410[20] 83.6 km (51.9 mi)[21] France 42°58′05″N 0°46′10″W / 42.96806°N 0.76944°W / 42.96806; -0.76944

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ReferencesEdit

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