The world’s largest iceberg, A-68, split into many small pieces, turning into “ice soup”. Satellite photo published by NASA Earth Observatory.
The footage shows that the giant iceberg split into 11 smaller icebergs, which are now drifting off the island of South Georgia.
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Now considered the largest iceberg in the world for three years, it consists of the parent A-68A and the A-68M breakaway (two icebergs), A-68G (three), A-68J, A-68P, A-68H, A-68I, A-68E.
- In 2017, the giant iceberg A-68 broke away from the Larsen C ice shelf. It was the world’s largest iceberg with an area of about 6,000 square meters. km – about seven Kiev.
- At the end of 2020, scientists feared that the A68 might not split and fly into the island of South Georgia. This threatened disaster for the inhabitants of the bottom, as well as the penguins and seals of the island.
- However, the iceberg soon began to split into smaller pieces.