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Large Iceberg Spotted Off The Coast of Látrabjarg

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Large Iceberg Spotted Off The Coast of Látrabjarg

Non-tabular iceberg off Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean

An iceberg off Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean. Photo: Andrew Shiva

A large iceberg was spotted approximately 93 km (57 miles) to the west of Látrabjarg, which is located in the north-west of Iceland. MBL reports.

Fisherman Haraldur Hjálmarsson spotted the iceberg last night, believing it to be about a hundred meter (328 feet) tall. Along with the iceberg were smaller fragments floating alongside it.

According to recent satellite images, the iceberg is 600 meters (1968.5 feet) long and 450 meters (1476 feet) wide. Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir, an Associate Geology Professor at the University of Iceland, claims that it isn't unusual for icebergs to be spotted at this time of year, although they're usually more frequent during the fall season.

This particular iceberg had most likely broken off Greenland and is currently very close to the division between the East Greenland Current and the Irminger Current. It will be closely followed by satellite images.

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