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From Antarctica iceberg broke off, weight up to 315 billion tons

NEWS PLANET 01.10.2019 at 16:08

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From the Amery ice shelf is located in Antarctica, broke off a huge iceberg. This is the first time in the last 50 years. The iceberg reaches the area of 1636 square kilometers. Thickness is 210 m, and the weight exceeds 315 billion tons, according to the portal PLANETANOVOSTI.COM with reference to the BBC.

Experts have warned that the iceberg can be dangerous to ships, so it will be continuously monitored.

Amery ice shelf – a huge ice shelf of Antarctica, which ranks third in size. Over the past few decades, he remained stable. Last time this happened over 50 years ago. Then the size of the iceberg has exceeded 9 thousand square kilometers.

Experts added that the new iceberg, which broke away from the Amery ice shelf, has nothing to do with global warming. Despite the fact that in summer the Amery ice shelf is melting quite active, loss is not very large.

the iceberg was named D28. Given the current, then it will go to the West. Experts believe that it can drift for several years in the ocean, and then is completely gone.