Massive iceberg spotted from space!

20 Juillet, 2018, 11:40 | Auteur: Therese Cote

The iceberg towers over houses on a promontory in the village of Innaarsuit but it is grounded and has not moved overnight, state broadcaster KNR reported.

Low-lying areas of a village in Greenland remain evacuated as villagers and authorities monitor a vast iceberg for signs it could move closer or break apart, threatening the remote settlement.

The European Space Agency (ESA) released an image Tuesday showing the giant iceberg just off the coast of Innaarsuit.

The government and police are on high alert and have moved a search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter closer to the remote village with about 170 inhabitants. "If the berg breaks apart, waves resulting from the falling ice could wash away parts of the village". The local power plant is also on the coast so waves could also potentially shut down the village's power supply.

Sir Tom Jones postpones Chester show due to illness
Back in September, Tom was forced to cancel his U.S. tour just five days before it was due to begin "following medical advice". The Welsh singer is now being treated for a "bacterial infection" in hospital according to a post on his Twitter page .

Massive tornado damage in central, south central Iowa
Her husband looked outside and then ran back, shouting "Get in the basement". All had minor injuries and were released after treatment, Rhamy said.

Texas death row inmate runs short of time, options
State lawyers say the last-ditch appeals are a delay tactic, improper, speculative and legally and factually deficient. Nobody's talking to these kids. "I can't bring Hash back but I can do something to make sure there's no more Hashes".

Villagers told the Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation that they had never seen such a large iceberg so close to the island before.

Strong winds and elevated tides have reportedly blown the iceberg a few hundred meters away from the harbor over the weekend.

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

Conseillé:

  • SAQ: les employés de succursales en grève | Martin Vallières | Commerce de détail

    SAQ: les employés de succursales en grève | Martin Vallières | Commerce de détail

    Les employés de bureau qui ont appris la décision à 10 h ce matin ne possédaient pas plus d'informations à ce sujet . Cette liste peut toutefois changer à tout moment puisque certains cadres peuvent décider d'ouvrir leur succursale.
    KC-area mom accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old

    KC-area mom accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old

    Police said they will continue to investigate, but have yet to bring sexual abuse charges in the case. Despite their fear, she said, neither of the children ever asked for their mother.

    Kirstjen Nielsen Doubles Down On Trump's Infamous 'Both Sides' Comment

    When pressed by Alexander, she said she agreed with the intelligence community's assessment "full stop". "Yes, I did. It's not the first time that Nielsen has claimed she wasn't aware of Russia's love of Trump.
  • Des syndiqués des succursales de la SAQ en grève en Outaouais

    Des syndiqués des succursales de la SAQ en grève en Outaouais

    Une autre séance de négociations était prévue pour aujourd'hui, avant le déclenchement de la grève, selon la SAQ. Le mardi n'est pas une journée très achalandée à la SAQ; soit 8 % comparé à 25 % les vendredis et samedis.
    Man steals date’s car, then uses it for another date

    Man steals date’s car, then uses it for another date

    A Tennessee man looking for love has been arrested and charged with stealing his date's auto and taking her friend out instead. Griffin allegedly blocked her number and blocked her on social media so she would have no way of reaching him.
    Klopp tells Henderson not to return early from pre-season

    Klopp tells Henderson not to return early from pre-season

    We have three games before the first global break. 'I believe so, ' said Fabinho, who had been on Liverpool's radar 12 months ago. With that, it is nearly time for him to leave but one final subject must be revisited. "What France did was fantastic".
  • Sebastian Vettel Wants To Steal Lewis Hamilton's Thunder In Germany

    Sebastian Vettel Wants To Steal Lewis Hamilton's Thunder In Germany

    Formula One is not committed to all the teams moving forwards beyond 2021 just yet and I am interested to see how all of that plays out.
    Sevens rugby aces hope to draw inspiration from junior athletes

    Sevens rugby aces hope to draw inspiration from junior athletes

    I can remember we were warming up and I saw in the crowd one of the Fiji supporters with a sign saying "Take it home Fiji". The Russians are rated among the top five teams in the world, while South Africa are just outside the top ten.
    Cristiano Ronaldo remercie le personnel d'un hôtel avec un énorme pourboire

    Cristiano Ronaldo remercie le personnel d'un hôtel avec un énorme pourboire

    Quant à As, c'est un champion du Monde qui fait les gros titres, Kylian Mbappé. On le pressentait reprendre les rennes de l'Equipe de France de football .
  • MH17 victims' kin lash out at 'bully' Trump

    MH17 victims' kin lash out at 'bully' Trump

    He added: "That the man whose arse you've just been kissing did this, and continues to lie about it, is an irrefutable fact". MH17 was shot down over the conflict zone in Ukraine's Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board.
    Invasive wild parsnip plant leaves New England woman with severe burns

    Invasive wild parsnip plant leaves New England woman with severe burns

    A woman was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering an invasive species of plant in Vermont. Murphy shared her experience along with photos of the blisters on Facebook Saturday as a warning to others.

    Trump says 'not thrilled' about USA interest rate hikes

    In particular, the Fed's most recent rate hikes could dilute some of the benefit of the tax cuts Trump signed into law past year . Even though he's frustrated, Trump said he's "letting them do what they feel is best".


Populaire

Tech briefs: Amazon's Prime Day runs into snags
In-house electronics like the Echos, tablets, and Fire TVs had a 12-hour head start with deals beginning on July 16 at 3 PM EST. Well many of them are going to need storage, and Amazon has a big SanDisk sale to address all of your removable memory needs.

L’espace aérien belge fermé suite à un problème informatique
Les avions décollent et atterrissent normalement vendredi à Brussels Airport , a indiqué un porte-parole. Certains avions étaient cloués au sol , d'autres ont été contraints d'atterrir.

Russian Federation tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump
Meanwhile the Poseidon drone submarine - with a miniature nuclear propulsion system - is shown undergoing a static test. Russia's next-generation nuclear-powered cruise missiles are capable of hitting targets throughout the United States.

WhatsApp curbs India service after lynchings
It addition, it said it will "remove the quick forward button next to media messages", a statement said. It also placed ads in prominent Indian newspapers with instructions on how to identify misinformation.

Oil Prices Fall Following U.S. Inventory Rise
This new mechanism for pricing oil remains outside the United States dollar's institutions, and so not so exposed to USA pressure. A fifth of the world's oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz, nearly half of the oil brought to the surface in West Asia.

After French Rebuke, 'Daily Show' Host Defends World Cup Comments
Noah said Araud's letter ignored something he saw as an African native, watching the World Cup in the United States. Noah said he received a letter from Mr Araud after joking on his The Daily Show that "Africa won the World Cup ".

L'équipe de France "africaine": la réponse de Benjamin Mendy
Le défenseur français a répondu à un message du site Sporf qui associait les 23 champions du monde aux drapeaux représentant leur pays d'origine.

Coats On Trump: 'Obviously, I Wished He Had Made A Different Statement'
Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has spent the week mounting a fierce defense of Trump's outreach to Putin, objected to a proposal from Sen. The muddied waters have deepened critics' concerns that Trump is not taking threats to the US electoral system seriously enough.

Israël adopte une loi définissant le pays comme l'"Etat nation juif"
La radio publique a souligné que sur les 120 députés, 45 parlementaires juifs d'opposition avaient voté contre la loi. Avec la nouvelle loi, l'arabe n'aura qu'un " statut spécial ", qui n'est pour l'instant pas précisément défini.

Konami et l’AS Monaco s’associent — Partenariat
Pour Konami , cet accord permettra d'avoir l'accès total des droits du club du Rocher et de ses célébrités. Pour les joueurs, cela signifie plusieurs choses.