Hirmuste peat area
General info
Name Hirmuste peat area
Area type peat area
Area (ha) 10.5
Deposit (ha) 8

Peatland is located on the edge of the Kõpu plateau, 36 km southwest of the city  Kärdla and formed by paludification in depression. The peat  feed on ground water and precipitation, the Baltic Sea is water recipient. The area of the peatland is 10.5 ha, of which 8.0 ha is peat deposit. The peat reserves are 0.02 million tons . The average thickness of the peat is  1.18 m and it consists of well-decomposed (45-60%) wood peat. The ash content of peat is 14.4%, pH 6. The deposit is partially drained, where bushes and woodland are spread. It is recommended to keep the deposit as it is, it is not included in the list of peatlands compiled by the Ministry of the Environmen ( Regulation no 87; 27.12.2016).

EGF 5135 | 5248 | 7329
Nature protection (reference to the register)
Date added 2020-01-07
Date changed 2021-04-01
NameAreaLatitudeLongitudeElevation (m)Depth / thickness (m)
Hirmuste_9 Hirmuste peat area 58.92994422.12581313.61
Hirmuste_12 Hirmuste peat area 58.92981222.12908512.81.8
Hirmuste_15 Hirmuste peat area 58.92852722.12717514.91.3
Hirmuste_2 Hirmuste peat area 58.9319222.12579313.10.5
Hirmuste_3 Hirmuste peat area 58.93193422.12676512.70.8
Hirmuste_6 Hirmuste peat area 58.93188722.12975512.51.5