World's largest iceberg melts away

Source : 112 Ukraine

It has broken into tiny pieces, which are too small to track any further
11:54, 19 April 2021

The iceberg A68, which covered an area of nearly 6,000 sq km (2,300 sq miles) and known as broken off from Antarctica in 2017, has melted away. BBC stated this.

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The mega-berg has almost gone, broken into lots of little pieces that the US National Ice Center says are no longer worth tracking.

A68 was calved from the Larson C Ice Shelf on the edge of the Antarctic Peninsula, and for a year it hardly moved. But then it started to drift north with increasing speed, riding on strong currents and winds.

The iceberg was eventually destroyed by the waves, warm water and higher air temperatures in the Atlantic. The last large part of the A68, known as the A68a, is now only 3 by 2 nautical miles (approximately 20.5 square kilometers).

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