Unusual Ice Volcanoes Bursting on Lake Michigan
This is the first time I've ever heard about any thing quite like this, ice volcanoes.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the recent cold front has brought an interesting phenomenon to Lake Michigan.
First it was ice balls, now ice volcanoes. An ice volcano is a cone shaped mound of ice formed over a terrestrial lake by the eruption of water and slush through an ice shelf.
I was watching this on one of the local TV stations the other evening and starting laughing. It was something so different that I just started laughing.
Ice volcanoes occur in locations in which waves hit accumulated ice on the shoreline with some force.
It was cold enough to form ice on the shore of Lake Michigan and water had broken the surface of that ice. The waves were strong enough so the water channels through. It squeezes water upwards and tosses the floating ice up.
Overall, as it happens over the course of hours or days, it forms a cone and it resembles a volcano.