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

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.

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Updated:July 13, 2018, 3:03 PM IST
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Huge Iceberg Drifts Close to Greenland Village, Causing Fears of a Tsunami
A giant iceberg is seen behind an Innaarsuit settlement, Greenland. (REUTERS)
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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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| Edited by: Puja Menon
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