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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Largest Iceberg in the Word Breaks Apart

By Ash.dep - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

The largest iceberg in the word has broken apart.

The iceberg, known as A-68, lost a huge chunk of ice measuring 174.8 square kilometres.

Iceberg A-68 calved from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017.

With a surface area of 5,800 square kilometres it is twice the size of Luxembourg larger than Delaware and weighing one trillion tonnes.

There is no projected path at this point; however, historical data shows many icebergs broken off from the Antarctic Peninsula reach the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

On 9 December 2019 MS Expedition was the first ship to sight A-68. On 6 February 2020 A-68 began to move into open waters.

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