Largest iceberg (Northern Hemisphere)
Last updated: March 23, 2020 at 1:25 am
The largest northern iceberg on record was observed off Greenland in 2010. It measured 30 km (18.6 miles) long, 15 km (9.3 miles) wide at its foot, and 7 km (4.3 miles) wide at its head, covering an area of around 245 sq km (94.6 sq miles). It broke off a 70 km (43.5 miles) 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).