From Larsen glacier in Antarctica broke off a giant iceberg, an area of about 6 thousand square kilometers, reports BBC.
The iceberg was discovered on Wednesday, July 12, American satellite, passing over the glacier.
The researchers were ready for the formation of a giant iceberg, so how long were observing a crack in the glacier Larsen S.
About the discovery of the Larsen glacier With a huge and deep cracks with a length of about 112 kilometers of the National Board of the USA on Aeronautics and research of space administration (NASA) reported in December 2016. At the same time it was noted that the crack is relatively new. Judging by the pictures taken from the satellite, it began to increase in size just last year.
The new iceberg is among the ten largest icebergs in the world, however, as scientists, do not go to any comparison with the large ice blocks in recent history.
The largest of the icebergs was considered to be the iceberg, dubbed B-15. This ice block appeared in 2000, splitting from the Ross ice shelf – largest ice shelf in Antarctica. Area B-15 of approximately 11 thousand square kilometers.