Tsunami fears after huge iceberg drifts close to Greenland village
July 13 2018 01:41 PM
Iceberg
A giant iceberg is seen behind an Innaarsuit settlement in Greenland.

Reuters/Copenhagen

An iceberg the size of a hill has drifted close to a tiny village on the western coast of Greenland, causing fear that it could swamp the settlement with a tsunami if it calves.
The iceberg towers over houses on a promontory in the village of Innaarsuit but it is grounded and has not moved overnight, local media KNR reported.
A danger zone close to the coast has been evacuated and people have been moved further up a steep slope where the settlement lies, a Greenland police spokesman told Reuters.
Last summer, four people died after waves swamped a settlement in northwestern Greenland.



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