Massive iceberg threatens Greenland village

A giant iceberg is seen behind an Innaarsuit settlement, Greenland Image copyright Reuters

A Huge iceberg has drifted with regards to a village in western Greenland, prompting a partial evacuation in case it splits and the resulting wave swamps homes.

The iceberg is looming over homes on a promontory within the Innaarsuit village however is grounded and did not move overnight, native media say.

Local officials say they have never observed the sort of large iceberg before.

Last summer time, four other folks died after waves swamped homes in northwestern Greenland after an earthquake.

Those of Inaarsuit’s 169 residents dwelling nearest the iceberg had been moved, Danish information agency Ritzau said.

“There are cracks and holes that make us fear it may calve anytime,” village council member Susanne Eliassen advised the local newspaper Sermitsiaq.

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The village’s power station and gasoline tanks are close to the shore, she said.

Some professionals have warned that extreme iceberg events possibility changing into extra common on account of climate change. This in flip will increase the chance from tsunamis.

In June Big Apple College scientists released video photos of an incredible iceberg breaking clear of a glacier in eastern Greenland.

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Greenland ice sheet in numbers

Total ice area: 1.799 million sq km General ice volume: 2.99 million cu km Mean thickness: 1,673m Thickest ice: THREE,488m

For comparability, the Antarctic ice sheet has a quantity of 26.5 million cu km

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