Tasman Glacier Loses 30 Million Tonnes of Ice After Devastating Earthquake

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Tasman Glacier Loses 30 Million Tonnes of Ice After Devastating Earthquake

Post by Earth Cries on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:07 am

Tasman Glacier Loses 30 Million Tonnes of Ice After Devastating Earthquake

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Re: Tasman Glacier Loses 30 Million Tonnes of Ice After Devastating Earthquake

Post by Strawberry on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:29 am

This is amazing and Om was talking about this in the New Zealand earthquake thread. I wonder what long term implications this will have for the environment.
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Re: Tasman Glacier Loses 30 Million Tonnes of Ice After Devastating Earthquake

Post by Strawberry on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:24 am

— The earthquake that struck Christchurch has caused some 30 million tons of ice to break off from New Zealand’s biggest glacier. Tour guides at the Tasman Glacier in the Southern Alps say the quake caused the ice to “calve” from the glacier, forming icebergs in the terminal lake. Tourists of Glacier Explorer boats say the icefall caused waves of up to 3.5 meters in height which swept up and down the lake for 30 minutes.The glacier is about 120 miles (200 kilometers) from Christchurch on the west coast. -AP/Dynamic


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