Updated: March 4, 2021 10:43:05 am
A massive iceberg, bigger than New York City broke off from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf and pictures and videos of the incident shared by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is now making rounds on the internet, prompting myriad reactions from netizens.
BAS, in a press release, said that scientists first detected the growth of vast cracks in the ice more than a decade ago. According to a BBC report, a crack in the ice shelf widened several hundred metres on February 26 after which the iceberg sheared off.
Sharing a glimpse of the crack, the BSC in a tweet said that its Halley Research Station situated on the Brunt Ice Shelf is unlikely to be affected by the calving, a process when chunks of ice break off from the edge of a glacier.
Take a look here:
Full story: https://t.co/l13QrWdnB0
— British Antarctic Survey (@BAS_News) February 26, 2021
A12-member team working at the station left mid-February after it closed for the Antarctic winter, British Antarctic Survey said.
Many who came across the footage expressed concern over the likely environmental fallout of this event. Take a look at some reactions here:
He is to blame not the cars and pollution .🙃 pic.twitter.com/umkiBlyPCo
— prathamesh (@its_prathameshh) March 2, 2021
Damn it Squirrel…🌰
— chetan datta 🇮🇳 (@chetandatta1) February 27, 2021
It’s him again🙄 pic.twitter.com/3m1LLCnbOx
— Greatest Nemesis of Ultimate Vexation (@Enreiha) March 2, 2021
That looks scary
— India de La Rosee 💙 (@IndiadelaRosee) February 28, 2021
Plz tell me the end is near so that we can stop slogging for money!
— tripleP (@prasadphayde) March 2, 2021
Impressive and interesting.👍
— José Román (@075144JoseRoman) February 26, 2021
Time out! 😟
— Anna 🇮🇹⚖️🎼🖤❤️🤍💙💛ن✝️ (@crudarealt1) February 28, 2021
Very humbling to watch this
— Dimitris Ioannou (@gavrojim007) March 1, 2021
This is a whole country breaking in two 😲
— Ute reckl 🇪🇺📚🍀 (@uterebk) February 26, 2021
i’m ready for whatever reveals itself. pic.twitter.com/vb2tjMasxA
— Peppa Pig Destroyer (@WagesOvBen) February 26, 2021
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