By Caroline Buse
Wednesday July 12, 2017

An iceberg weighing 1 trillion tons (1.12 trillion U.S. tons) has broken off from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. Calving, the natural breakage of the ice, has taken place over the past few days and is not believed to be in any relation to climate change.

The breakage was predicted and is being monitored. Although the iceberg is massive, it is expected to break apart and have no short-term effect on sea levels.

Scientists and researchers will continue to study the event to gather further information.

Source: Danica Kirka, AP; ABC News

For more: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/scientists-massive-iceberg-broken-off-antarctica-48584201