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Japan's tsunami broke off a piece of Antarctica

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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Great images of the first evidence of iceberg damage from earthquakes and tsunamis.

I wonder why its taken so long to get this story out?





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.




posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Already posted here: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Lets stay in one thread

But yours is more pretty


There is actually another thread that was made before that one: www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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........OLD NEWS FROM YESTERDAY...... caps intended



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by Neoony
Already posted here: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Lets stay in one thread

But yours is more pretty


There is actually another thread that was made before that one: www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 11/8/2011 by Neoony because: (no reason given)



thanks Neoony


and whats a madda Gwampy u mad bro.? at least provide links.
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edit on 8/11/2011 by -W1LL because: sp



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