A huge iceberg is about to collide with an island

An iceberg floats near Two Hummock Island, Antarctica, February 2, 2020. Picture taken February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Ecologists said that a huge iceberg is about to collide with the United Kingdom’s southern Georgia island.

This glacier is larger than the island’s size, so that collisions can have devastating effects, especially on local wildlife.

The iceberg separated from Antarctica in 2017.

Since then, this giant snow rock has sailed into the Atlantic Ocean and is now dangerously close to South Georgia Island.

Experts gave the name “A-68A” to the iceberg, which has about 4,200 square kilometers.

The glacier path was closely followed, from the start, thanks in part to the European “Copernicus Sentinel-1” mission, which monitored the movement of the mountain with satellite images through the clouds and in the dark.

In late November, researchers were hoping to avoid the worst, and the glacier slowly turned west, but new images confirm its commitment to its path.

The mountain may hit South Georgia Island this month, as it is 120 km from its shores.

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