The split in the Larsen C ice shelf will release a huge iceberg 5,000 sq km in size

Larsen C is the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica. It has an area of about 50,000 sq km

Antarctica

To illustrate how big the 5,000 sq km ice section that could break off is, we overlayed it on top of New York state

Massachusetts

New York

state

Connecticut

Area of

5,000 sq km

Long

Island

New York City

New

Jersey

100 km

Pennsylvania

100 miles

Larsen C is the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica. It has an area of about 50,000 sq km

To illustrate how big the 5,000 sq km ice section that could break off is, we overlayed it on top of New York state

Massachusetts

New York

state

Connecticut

Area of

5,000 sq km

Antarctica

Long

Island

New York City

New

Jersey

100 km

Pennsylvania

100 miles