MOSCOW, January 26. /TASS/. Roscosmos’ satellites are monitoring a huge iceberg, whose size is on par with the city of London, which broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, the Russian Space Agency said on Thursday.
The British Antarctic Survey reported earlier that the iceberg measuring 1,550 square kilometers, the size of the British capital or Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg, had detached from the ice shelf on Sunday.
"Roscosmos satellites are monitoring the iceberg’s movement," the agency said on its Telegram channel, adding that the ice was 150 meters thick at the site of the split.
Roscosmos also published an image of the iceberg taken by a Meteor-M satellite.
Alexander Klepikov, who heads the Russian Antarctic Expedition, told TASS earlier that the giant iceberg posed no threat to navigation in the southern hemisphere.