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Aug. 10 - Japan's March 11th earthquake and tsunami broke off chunks of an Antarctic ice shelf -- some the size of Manhattan -- more than 13,000 kilometers away, according to a NASA study. Ben Gruber reports.
It's another example of the power behind the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in March. These satellite images were taken 18 hours after the quake struck.
They show massive chunks of ice, some the size of Manhattan, breaking off the Sulzberger Ice Shelf in Antarctica. According to scientists at NASA, the waves generated by the quake were strong enough to break off more than 300 square kilometers (125 sq miles) of the shelf after a 13,000 kilometers (8,077 miles) trip across the Pacific ocean. Prior to the tsunami, the shelf had been stable for almost 50 years.
Scientists have linked earthquakes and iceberg breakage before but say these images are the first ever direct observation. Ben Gruber, Reuters.
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