B-46 iceberg breaks away from the Pine Island Glacier


Today’s Video of the Day from the U.S. Geological Survey features a large iceberg that just recently broke away from the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica.

According to the U.S. National Ice Center, the B-46 iceberg is 87 square miles in size, which is slightly larger than the last major iceberg that separated from the glacier in September of 2017.

This image captured on October 1st by Landsat 8 shows the very beginning of the rift. Less than a month later, B-46 completely broke away on October 29, 2018.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

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