March 11 Japan Tsunami Broke Icebergs Off Antarctica

Posted on August 8, 2011

Japan Tsunami Iceberg Calving March 2011


Japan's massive earthquake on March 11th generated a tsunami that caused widespread destruction in northeast Japan. It also calved icebergs from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf in Antarctica. The NASA images above show the icebergs that broke off after the sea swell of the tsunami reached Antarctica. Our Amazing Planet reports that the is the first direct observation of a tsunami leading to iceberg calving. Take a look:



Photo: NASA


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