Residents of a small town on Greenland's western coast were evacuated after a giant iceberg parked itself nearby, bringing a threat of a tsunami and flooding that could wash much of the village away.
The iceberg, which was first sighted on July 12, is now settled to the north of the town of Innaarsuit[pop. 169], The New York Times reported. It measures a staggering 656 feet (200 meters) wide and rises about 328 feet (100 m) above sea level, according to satellite data, and is thought to weigh more than 12 million tons (11 million metric tons), according to the [New York] Times.
This is not the first large iceberg to be seen near the town, but it is the largest seen in a long time. Warm rainfall could cause calving or rolling and, in turn, a tsunami or a series of them. Fuel tanks and a power station on the rocky coast are at special risk of flooding should the iceberg break apart. A video by Greenland's KNR News shows the scale of the iceberg. (Pardon the sound from television news in the background.)
Imagine waking up to that sight. There is a Maps photo posted there, but misplaced south of the town