World’s largest iceberg, nearly four times size of New York City, forms in Antarctica

The 3,320 square kilometre slab of ice dubbed A-76 broke off Ronne shelf and is floating in Weddell sea

A giant slab of ice almost four times the size of New York City has sheared off from the frozen edge of Antarctica into the Weddell sea, becoming the largest iceberg afloat in the world, according to the European Space Agency.

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