Home » News » World » Huge Iceberg Drifts Close to Greenland Village, Causing Fears of a Tsunami
1-MIN READ

Huge Iceberg Drifts Close to Greenland Village, Causing Fears of a Tsunami

Edited By: Puja Menon

Reuters

Last Updated: July 13, 2018, 15:03 IST

A giant iceberg is seen behind an Innaarsuit settlement, Greenland. (REUTERS)

A giant iceberg is seen behind an Innaarsuit settlement, Greenland. (REUTERS)

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.

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.

first published:July 13, 2018, 15:03 IST
last updated:July 13, 2018, 15:03 IST