Giant iceberg broke off in Antarctica

A giant iceberg the size of London broke off the shelf of the Brant in Antarctica.

This is stated in the message of the British Antarctic Service (The British Antarctic Survey, Bas).

According to her, about 10 years ago, experts began to study the resulting cracks on the Brant’s shelf – it borders on the coast of the Earth of Cowts off the sea of ​​Wedella. Given the forecasts of the inevitable department of the iceberg in 2016, the British polar station Halley was moved 23 km deep into the continent.

However, the iceberg with an area of ​​about 1 550 square meters. km and a thickness of about 150 meters continued to hold on to the shelf. According to BAS, the final department of the giant block of ice occurred on January 22 between 19:00 and 20:00 in the universal coordinated time (from 23:00 to 00:00 on Baku) during the spring thaw.

BAS experts do not associate what happened with the climate change, but rather explain this by the natural behavior of the Antarctic shelf.