10 Aug '11, 2pm

Wow! Japanese tsunami on March 11 caused Manhattan-sized iceberg in Antarctica

Wow! Japanese tsunami on March 11 caused Manhattan-sized iceberg in Antarctica

The tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 propagated waves that hit an ice shelf in Antarctica 8,100 miles away, smashing parts of it into huge icebergs, the European Space Agency said on Tuesday. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share On March 12, ESA's Envisat Earth-monitoring satellite spotted icebergs that had broken from the Sulzberger ice shelf, and on March 16, the pieces were seen floating into the Ross Sea , it said. The largest berg measured about 5.9 miles by 4 miles, making it slightly bigger in surface area than Manhattan, and had a likely depth of about 260 feet. The tsunami was at least 76 feet high after it had been generated by an underwater quake of 9.0 magnitude, according to Japanese estimates published a week after the event...

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Antarctic Icebergs Chipped off by Tsunami [image] #NASA

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Aug '11, 9pm

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