Manhattan-sized iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

By: Angeli Kakade, Buzz60

An iceberg roughly 22 square miles in size, or about the size of Manhattan, is now floating in Antarctic ocean.

NASA released images this week of the iceberg that finally broke off Pine Island in a matter of two days.

The agency referred to Pine Island as one of the main glaciers responsible for moving ice from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to the ocean.

The Island has been shedding ice at a fast pace, causing scientists to pay close attention to it

Just like NYC, it's relatively small in size but packs a big bite. It's breakage is further proof for scientists fearing rising sea levels.

A scientist at Ohio State University called this event the calving equivalent of an aftershock following the much bigger event.

Mashable reports scientists have predicted cities like New York, LA and other coastal towns unlivable by the mid 2100s.

These small breaks aren't great news unless humans plan on growing fins in the next hundred years.

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