70-square-kilometer chunk of ice broke off from the King Baudouin Ice Shelf in January 2015

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=85235&src=fb

While large icebergs calve regularly from fast-flowing ice shelves in West Antarctica, the coast of cooler, drier East Antarctica tends to be less active. That made it a mild surprise when a 70-square-kilometer chunk of ice broke off from the King Baudouin Ice Shelf in January 2015. The last time that part of King Baudouin calved such a large iceberg was in the 1960s.

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