Iceberg looming over Greenland village is spotted from space

The satellite image, which was captured by Sentinel-2A on July 9, 2018, provided by the European space agency esa on Tuesday, July 18, 2018 shows a huge iceberg close to the village of Innaarsuit on the west coast of Greenland. If the mount breaks, waves as a result of the falling ice could wash away parts of the village. (esa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — An iceberg that has drifted dangerously close to a remote Greenland village is so big it can be seen from space.

The European Space Agency released an image Tuesday showing the giant iceberg off the coast of Innaarsuit in the northwest of Greenland.

Dozens of residents were evacuated to higher ground last week, by making sure that the 11 million ton iceberg could break away from each other, creating high waves that could wash away coastal buildings.

The image captured 9 July by ESA’s Sentinel-2 satellites also shows several other large icebergs in the area.

Separately, Greenland broadcasting company KNR published a video taken by a resident showing a time-lapse of the huge iceberg adrift along the village. KN reported that the strong winds and high tides moved the iceberg to the north, away from the harbour in the weekend.

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