Giant Iceberg Threatens Tiny Greenland Village

Summary:

A massive iceberg drifting off Greenland has triggered fears of a flooding or even a tsunami if it breaks up, leading the authorities to evacuate a high-risk zone.

The iceberg is so big it’s grounded on the sea floor.

The settlement in northwestern Greenland has 169 inhabitants, but only those living closest to the iceberg have been evacuated.

The village’s power station and fuel tanks are located close to the shore.

The incident comes weeks after scientists at New York University shot and released a video of a massive iceberg breaking free from a glacier in eastern Greenland in June.

Last year, four people died and 11 were injured after a landslide caused a tsunami off another island settlement called Nuugaatsiaq, sending several houses crashing into the sea.  News.Com Au

 

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