An iceberg with an area of 1270 square kilometers has calved from the Brunt Ice Shelf. It’s an extraordinary event but not unexpected. The British Antarctic Survey’s Halley station is located on the Brunt Ice Shelf and scientists have been observing huge cracks in the ice for a decade. The station was even moved in 2016 to avoid the risk of it being cast adrift if the ice split. Now, the split has finally happened and the vast iceberg is now floating free of the ice shelf.
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