According tomedia CNET, people may not need to travel to the dwarf planet Ceres to experience the ice volcano in the future, as there is a unique version of this phenomenon on Earth. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Tahiti, Michigan, shared spectacular views of the “ice volcano” spewing from Lake Michigan. “It’s a great day to visit the beach and watch the lake waves interact with the ice,” the agency tweeted, adding a bizarre photo of the “volcanic eruption.”
The agency also released a close-up photo showing conical ice with a layer of sticky water strewn across it.
Michigan Tech has an explanation for the “ice volcano”: “When ice accumulates in lakes, the ice cone begins to form at the foreedge of the ice shelf. When the lake waves hit the bottom under strong land winds, they accumulate and break onto the ice. After the ice shelf appeared, the lake waves continued to function under the ice and were forced through cracks and previously formed cones. “
The cone can reach an altitude of more than 26 feet (8 meters) and produce impressive muddy plumes.