New York City-sized iceberg breaks off Antarctica
(CNN) – An iceberg that’s larger than New York City has broken off Antarctica.
Scientists have been anticipating the event for almost a decade.
Cracks in the Brunt Ice Shelf have been forming for years.
But a new chasm called the North Rift started quickly growing in November.
The 490-square-mile chunk finally broke off, not far from a British scientific outpost.
Scientists say it’s a “dynamic situation” and are watching to see what the iceberg will do next.
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