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World’s largest iceberg snaps off from Antarctica

(Paris) — The world’s largest iceberg has broken off from Antarctica. The giant slab of ice bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca has sheared off from the frozen edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg afloat in the world, the European Space Agency said.

The block of ice is three times larger than the city of Los Angeles and six times larger than New York City.

Satellite images show the iceberg stretching over 16-hundred square miles floating south of South America.
The new iceberg is being called A-76, and is over 100 square miles larger than the previous largest iceberg.
Because A-76 was already part of a floating ice shelf, it will not lead to a rise in sea levels.