Iceberg the size of Sydney breaks free from East Antarctic coast

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A gigantic iceberg dubbed as ‘D-28’ has been calved off the East Coast of Antarctica.

The last major breakage of this size from the Amery ice shelf happened in the 1960s, with scientists saying the huge event happens naturally over time.

While the breakage is also not related to climate change, the shelf may still influence the ocean melting under the remaining ice shelf and the speed at which the ice flows off the continent.

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