TRILLION-TONNE ICEBERG BREAKS OFF ANTARCTICA

TRILLION-TONNE ICEBERG BREAKS OFF ANTARCTICA. This is a Feb. 2017 image of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica made available by the Antarctic Survey on Wednesday July 12, 2017. A large portion of an ice shelf that was said to be "hanging by a thread" last month has broken off from the Antarctic mainland, creating one of the world's largest icebergs according to a report by British Antarctic research group Project MIDAS. The iceberg, which is estimated to have separated from Larsen C ice shelf between Monday and Wednesday, will be named A68. It weighs one trillion tons and contains twice the volume of water held in Lake Erie, the report said. It is 5,800 square kilometers, making it nearly twice the size of Rhode Island. Photo courtesy Agencies

Last Updated: 2017-07-13

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