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11-million-ton iceberg threatens to engulf the small Greenland village with the tsunami

A huge iceberg looming in the near a small village in Greenland.

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An 11-million ton iceberg, located off the coast of a small Greenland village, is striking fear in the hearts of the residents.

Residents of Innaarsuit sure that part of it could break and unleash a tsunami on the city.

What happens with the gigantic mountain of ice cream, a Danish meteorologist, said it is 650 metres wide—almost the length of two football fields and rises nearly 300 feet in the air, depends largely on the weather.

A strong wind could push the iceberg near Baffin Bay, averting a crisis.

You can also use a large amount of warm precipitation for the further destabilisation of the mountain and the reason for a large piece to break off and create a wave that would engulf the city.

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“It is not a peaceful process,” Joerg Schaefer, a climate researcher at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, told the New York Times.

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So far, 33 people have been moved to safer places in the interior, while others are asked to bring their boats away from the iceberg, reports the Washington Post.

“We are very concerned and afraid,” Karl Petersen, chairman of the local council in Innaarsuit, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Last June, an earthquake caused a tsunami in the vicinity of the village of Nuugaatsiaq that washed away 11 homes and killed four people. Video posted online shows the residents on the flight, and waves destroy property.

A Danish Royal Navy ship, according to the cross-border cooperation, in the event that the situation in Innaarsuit acidification.

Meanwhile, residents watch the weather forecast on the foot.

The Post reports that the area will see relatively calm winds for the next week, on Sunday, July 22, there is rain forecast to affect the area.

Christopher Carbone is a reporter and news editor covering science and technology for FoxNews.com. He can be reached at christopher.carbone@foxnews.com. Follow him on Twitter @christocarbone.

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