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Greenland Village Evacuated as Iceberg Approaches

Historical photo of Innaarsuit courtesy of Fritz Ploug Nielsen
Historical photo of Innaarsuit courtesy of Fritz Ploug Nielsen

By The Maritime Executive 2018-07-14 19:51:50

An iceberg has drifted close to a village on the western coast of Greenland, and people close to shore have been evacuated in case it calves - potentially causing a tsunami.

The 300-foot-high (100-meter-high) iceberg lies adjacent to  the village of Innaarsuit, a remote village with 170 inhabitants. “We are used to big icebergs, but we haven’t seen such a big one before,” Susanna Eliassen, a member of the village council told KNR.

Last summer, four people died after waves swamped a settlement in northwestern Greenland, reports Reuters.