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Giant Iceberg

  1. Jan 16, 2005 #1
    Could such an Iceberg cause a huge tsunami if it rams into and breaks off a giant slab of ice from the Drygalski Ice Tongue?

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  3. Jan 16, 2005 #2

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    Since this particular ice formation is a floating slab already, its breakup will not cause a net displacement of water. But if a large chunk of ice on land should suddenly break off and drop into the sea, it could cause a big wave. It would have to be enormous to create a tsunami, but it is theoretically possible.

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  4. Jan 16, 2005 #3
    The Iceberg itself is a few hundred feet above sea level and so is the shelf it is going to hit. If chunks break off from above it could cause one I would think.
     
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