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Tsunami Did a Number on Antarctic Ice Shelves

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Posted on Aug 9, 2011
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The earthquake that hit Japan last March not only triggered a tsunami that devastated the island nation, but created waves that traveled all the way to the ice shelves of Antarctica, breaking off icebergs covering twice the surface area of Manhattan.

The video below shows how, for the first time, scientists were able to follow the event from start to finish. —BF

Read more about scientists’ observation of the calving iceberg at the International Business Times.

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