Largest iceberg [Northern Hemisphere]

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Largest iceberg [Northern Hemisphere]

Last updated: October 15, 2017 at 2:45 am

The largest northern iceberg on record was observed off Greenland in 2010. It measured 30 km (8 miles) long, 15 km (3.7 miles) wide at its foot, and 7 km wide at its head, covering an area of around 245 sq km. It broke off a 70 km tongue of the Petermann Glacier extending out to sea on August 4, 2010. The National Ice Center named the new iceberg, the Petermann Ice Island (2010).

SOURCE:
European Space Agency. Giant Greenland iceberg — largest in the northern hemisphere — enters Nares Strait. September 3, 2010

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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