. Iceberg larger than New York City breaks off the Brunt ice shelf « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD/A large iceberg about 20 times the size of Manhattan broke off the Brunt ice shelf in the Weddell Sea section of Antarctica in the past day, following the expansion of a large crack in the floating ice during the past decade. The iceberg is about 1270 square metres and 150 metres thick, according to the British Antarctic Survey, or BAS.

The iceberg is large, but not as huge as one that in 2017 calved from the Larsen C Ice Shelf and recently threatened to run aground on South Georgia Island.

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