Giant Iceberg Heading For Australia

Bonnie Malkin in Sydney reports for the Telegraph:

A giant iceberg double the size of Sydney Harbour is on a slow but steady collision course with Australia, scientists have said.

The mammoth chunk of ice, which measures 12 miles long and five miles wide, was spotted floating close to the mainland by scientists at the Australian Antarctic Division (ADD).

Known as B17B, it is currently drifting 1,000 miles from Australia’s west coast and is moving gradually north with the ocean current and prevailing wind.

Dr Neal Young, a glaciologist working for the ADD, said that if the iceberg eventually reached Australia waters, it would crash into the continental shelf causing a magnitude three to to four tremor…

[continues in the Telegraph]

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  • radiac

    Wish this was headed towards Copenhagen.

    • Word Eater

      True, but its moving too slow and a magnitude 3 or 4 is too small to disrupt the proceedings. It might crack some of the plaster in their secret underground bunkers, but that's it.

  • Word Eater

    True, but its moving too slow and a magnitude 3 or 4 is too small to disrupt the proceedings. It might crack some of the plaster in their secret underground bunkers, but that’s it.

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