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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ilulissat Glacier Break-Up Caught On Tape In Largest Calving Event Ever Recorded (VIDEO)

According to The Guardian, the glacier's calving (estimated to be 4.5 cubic miles/19km3 in size) was captured by a team assembled by filmmaker James Balog near the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. The entire ordeal took 75 minutes.

"Pieces of ice were shooting up out of the ocean 600 feet, and then falling," says one of the filmmakers describing the event.

"The only way that you can really try to put it into scale with human reference is if you imagine Manhattan, and all of a sudden, all of those buildings just start to rumble, and quake, and peel off, fall over, and roll around. This whole massive city just breaking apart in front of your eyes," he aids.