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Iceberg 4 times the size of Manhattan breaks off Antarctica

Source: USA Today

A 103-square-mile chunk of ice has broken off Antarctica, the latest chunk of massive ice to leave the continent.

For comparison, Manhattan is 22.7 square miles— a quarter of the size.

The Washington Post reports the iceberg disconnected from Pine Island Glacier, a part of West Antarctica that already loses 45 billion tons of ice annually, contributing to sea level rises.

The break comes two months after a 2,200 square-mile piece of ice detached from Antarctica in July. At nearly the size of Delaware, the iceberg was one of the largest ever recorded. In 2014, a 255-square-mile iceberg also calved from Antarctica

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/26/iceberg-4-times-size-manhattan-breaks-off-antarctica/703578001/
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