The iceberg that is about to form would more than 1,500 km2 in size and between 150 and 250 metres thick. Scientists keep the Brunt ice shelf since 2012 in the eye. A first crack, Chasm 1 called, was then already 35 years of stable, but put suddenly into motion again, and grew with a speed of four kilometres per year. In October 2016 was the Halloween-tear discovered, which also continues to rise terminating in an easterly direction.Read also Giant cavity discovered in Antarctica under “most dangerous glacier in the world”
would be expected To both slits to each other within the two months, as a result of the breakaway of a huge iceberg. For this reason, the research centre Halley VI recently 23 km inland move to the other side of the crack.