From Antarctica broke part of the largest ice shelves – Larsen, with an area of about 6 thousand square kilometers.
“The formation of the iceberg occurred between Monday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 12,”— said the scientists.
Previously, University staff have warned that the calving of the iceberg would entail the loss of the tenth part of the whole glacier. The crack was first noticed in 2011, in 2014 it began to grow rapidly. Scientists say that now the currents and winds carry the iceberg calved in the Atlantic ocean.