What happens when an ice tsunami on the Yenisei River crashes ashore in Russia? Lots of ice blocks suddenly appear. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, an ice tsunami, or ice shove, refers to a surge of ice from an ocean or large lake onto the shore. They are caused by ocean currents, strong winds, or temperature differences pushing ice onto the shore, creating piles up to 40-feet high. Read more for the video and additional information.
Some call them ‘ice tsunamis’, but as you can see in the video above, this phenomenon works more like an iceberg Witnesses have described the shove’s sound as being similar to that of a train or thunder, and if this happens near building near to the body of water, damage can occur.