Recently Tsar Icicle collapsed killing 4 tourists in Russia.
The Vilyuchinsky waterfall in winter is known as Tsar Icicle. The waterfall lies in Kamchatka peninsula. It is home to more than 160 volcanoes. Of these 29 are still active. Many of these volcanoes are capped with glaciers. As these glaciers melt during warm weather, they form waterfalls. One such waterfall is the Vilyuchinsky waterfalls.
What is an Icicle?
The Icicle is a spike of ice formed when water falling from an object freezes.
Vilyuchinsk town is a closed town under Krai jurisdiction. The Vilyuchinsk town served as a base for submarine construction.
Is Vilyuchinsk Waterfall located in Ring of Fire region?
Yes, Vilyuchinsk Waterfall located in Ring of Fire region
Why is it called the Ring of Fire?
Because it forms a track around the rim of the pacific ocean. More than 75 per cent of the earth’s volcano is located in ring of fire.
Features of the ring of fire
It has oceanic trenches, plate movements and volcanic arcs. More than 80 per cent of the world largest earthquakes occur along the circum-pacific belt.
Ring of Fire found in Planet Venus
While the ring of fire of the earth is formed by plate tectonics, the ring of fire of Venus is formed by volcanism. In the other words, the ring of fire in Venus is created by the same phenomenon that produced Hawaiian islands.
The Magnellan spacecraft of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) captured images of Venus that had unusual circular structures called coronae. According to the scientists, the coronae were produced by the mantle plumes of Venus. Group of these coronae have formed the ring of fire in Venus.
How were the coronae formed in planet venus?
The hot molten rocks were carried upwards by convection current that formed a mushroom like shape at the top. As the molten rocks melted the crust, the head of the plume expanded to form the circular structure called coronae.