The largest iceberg in the world has melted in the Pacific Ocean

The largest iceberg in the history of mankind, the A-68, has melted in the Pacific Ocean.

At the time of its separation from Antarctica four years ago, its area was 6,000 sq. km. or 2.5 times the size of Moscow. Also at that time, the mass of A-68 was equal to 1 trillion tons.

The iceberg has now split into many pieces.

It became known in April 2020 that A-68 began to break apart. At that time, it was noted that the iceberg had lost a piece with an area of 175 square kilometers, which could be an indication of the beginning of its demise. Scientists who tracked the A-68 with the Sentinel-1 satellite wondered how long it had been drifting in the open sea, given its fragility.

It broke away from the Larsen Ice Shelf back in July 2017.