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).
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.