Giant iceberg on drift

Giant iceberg on drift

World September 21, 2017 09:45

paris - A huge iceberg broke down from the South Pole and on its way to the open sea. This is evident from satellite imagery of the European Space Agency ESA.

The iceberg is twice the size of Luxembourg. He tore off in July, but then remained in place and tapped against the left ice. That's not unusual, icebergs can stay in their place for years. But now there is a gap of 18 kilometers between the iceberg and Antarctica.

The iceberg is 175 kilometers long and in some places 50 kilometers wide. At sea, he can be at risk. Antarctica is off major trade routes, but is a destination for cruise ships from South America. In 2009, more than 150 passengers and crew were evacuated when their MTV Explorer ship was on an iceberg.

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