Iceberg is breaking near the British base in Antarctica
A vast iceberg almost the size of Greater London has broken away from the Antarctic ice shelf near a British research station, the British Antarctic Survey said Friday.
The research body said the iceberg measuring 1,270 square kilometres (490 square miles) had broken off from the 150-meter-thick Brunt Ice Shelf in a process called "calving".
This came almost a decade after scientists first saw massive cracks had formed in the shelf.
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