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NEWS IMPULSE – TSAR ICICLE| 15 JANUARY

Syllabus section: Geography

Why in news?

The Tsar Icicle recently collapsed killing four tourists in Russia.

About Tsar Icicle

• The Vilyuchinsky waterfall in winter is called Tsar Icicle.

• The Vilyuchinsky waterfall lies in Kamchatka peninsula.

• It is home to more than one hundred and sixty volcanoes.

• Of these twenty-nine 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.

About Vilyuchinsk town

The Vilyuchinsk town is a closed town under Krai jurisdiction. The town served as a base for submarine construction.

 

Source: Indian express