|Published : 20 Apr 2017, 18:22:11|
Gigantic iceberg in Canada, taller than one which sank Titanic
NEWFOUNDLAND: The first iceberg of the season, known as “Iceberg Alley”, passed the South Shore near Ferryland Newfoundland.
An iceberg taller than the one which sank the Titanic has made a small town in Canada’s Newfoundland a top tourist destination over the Easter long weekend, according to a global media report.
The iceberg, which is stuck in shallow water near the small town of Ferryland, is estimated to measure some 46 metres (150ft) at its highest point.
The iceberg has moved slightly and broken apart, but it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon.
A large number of the ice blocks drift through the area, known as “Iceberg Alley”, from the Arctic each year, however the sightings usually take place later in the year.
The icebergs are created by a process known as calving, in which chunks of ice break off from the edge of a glacier.
The iceberg that infamously sank the Titanic in 1912 is believed to have measured about 30 metres (100ft) and to have come from a glacier in Greenland.