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Glacier half the size of Manhattan breaks off Greenland

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All was quiet on June 22 as Canadian as Canadian husband-and-wife scientists David and Denise Holland settled in for the night off Greenland’s Helheim Glacier.

The glacier researchers from New York University had spent four nights on the south side of Helheim but had just set up camp on the north side. Denise had positioned her video camera — just in case — when she heard a noise that seemed to carry on “for an extended period of time.”

That noise was a major breakup of the glacier that lasting more than 30 minutes. 

Massive pieces of ice half a kilometre high broke off. The water roiled as the new icebergs rolled and crashed. Then the larger chunk of ice, estimated to

This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/greenland-glacier-calving-1.4742691?cmp=rss.

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