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Glacier Melting event report

Category: Glacier Melting
Observation: 12.09.2010
Continent: North-America
Country: Canada
State: Nunavut
Area: Nares Strait
Location:
Severity: Hight
Event details
Huge gargantuan iceberg crashed into a rocky island in western part of Greenland. The impact caused it to split in two large chunks. This large chunk of iceberg is the remnants of 100 square miles that splits off from one of Greenland's main glacier more than a month ago. The huge ice island is reportedly 4 times the size of Manhattan and it's deep same as height of the Empire State Building. It slowly enters the Nares Straight right after it split. The speculation was it will moved south and could create hazard by blocking shipping lines. Unfortunately, the massive iceberg hits into a rocky island after more than a month exploring the Nares Straight. The impact of it off the island split it into few more pieces. According to AOL news, the biggest ice chunk stretches over an area of nearly 60 square miles, or around 2.5 times the size of Manhattan, while the smaller piece is around 32 square miles. They're still floating down the Nares Strait toward the Canadian province of Newfoundland, but aren't predicted to hit land for another couple of years. What more troubling of this rogue glacier chunks as it travels down south is the risk of blocking the shiping lines. Although the repeat of Titanic accident is remote due to the new high-navigation shipping gadgets today but it will certainly pause a danger. Or the worst case scenario will be hitting an island in Canada that could pause danger if that island could be populated. Scientists professed that green house gas emissions and global warming are the cause of melting the icebergs. This can certainly accelerate the pace at which global water levels rise from melting icebergs. It would be doomed scenario for those sea level and populated areas.
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