Giant iceberg to break off from Antarctica -Larsen C

Giant iceberg to break off from Antarctica
Iceberg the size of the state of Delaware

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BBC News

An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say. A long-running rift in the Larsen C ice shelf grew suddenly in December and now just 20km (12.42 miles) of ice is keeping the 5,000 sq km (1,930 square miles) piece from floating away.

Larsen C is the most northern major ice shelf in Antarctica.

Researchers based in Swansea say the loss of a piece a quarter of the size of Wales will leave the whole shelf vulnerable to future break-up.
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