Lakes are one of the most commonly found and abundant water bodies in the world and are generally shallow and cover a small area. But there are several lakes in the world which extend to deep depths inside the earth. Some lakes are so deep that they extend to several hundred meters below the surface level and are kilometers in length.
Baikal Lake in Siberia, Russia is the deepest lake in the entire world as it is known to be 1642 meters deep. The volume of water which fills this lake is 23615.39 cubic kilometers, which is an estimate of how deep and wide this lake must be.
Lake Tanganyika is located in Tanzania and Zambia and is another lake which is considered one of the deepest in the world. This lake is 1470 meters in depth and 637 kilometers in length.
Caspian Sea, which is infact a lake located in Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, is also one of the deepest lakes in the world as it has a total depth of 1025 meters. Some other lakes which extend deep down inside the earth are Lake Vostok in Antarctica, Lake Malawi in Tanzania and Malawi, Issyk Kul lake, great slave lake and Crater lake.