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The largest iceberg in the world melts: it weighed almost a billion tons

It shattered into thousands of pieces
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The largest iceberg in the world has melted, has become a social media star and is known as the A68.

It was about 6,000 square kilometers in size, weighed nearly a billion tons, and broke away from Antarctica in 2017.

According to the US National Ice Center, it has now shattered into thousands of small chunks that are no longer worth monitoring.

The iceberg became famous when, after a year of hardly moving, it began to move north with increasing speed, riding strong currents and winds.

The fear was that the mega bloc would crash into the British territories of South Georgia.

Instead, waves, warm water, and higher temperatures in the Atlantic eventually melted A68.

(Unioneonline / F)

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