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A Butterfly in Alaska

Via GeekPress: LiveScience reports that a storm in Alaska broke up an iceberg off Antarctica.

On a calm, clear day in October 2005, a huge Antarctic iceberg broke into half a dozen pieces. Today, scientists said the event was triggered by ocean swells kicked up during an Alaskan storm—half a world away.

At 60 miles long and 18.5 miles wide, the iceberg called B15A was half of a larger iceberg called B15, which was for a time the world’s largest iceberg after breaking away from the Antarctic’s in Ross Ice Shelf in 2000.