Good afternoon, a chunk of ice more voluminous than one of the Great Lakes has broken off from Antarctica.
From the Weather Underground:
The iceberg that was observed by a U.S. satellite on Wednesday covers an area greater than 2,300 square miles, larger than the state of Delaware, and is more than 650 feet thick. [...]
"The calving occurred sometime between Monday 10th July 2017 and Wednesday 12th July 2017, when a 5,800 square km section of Larsen C finally broke away. The iceberg, which is likely to be named A68, weighs more than a trillion tons. Its volume is twice that of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes," researchers with the Project MIDAS said in a blog post.
There are times when I wish I could live on a coastline and breathe in the ocean breeze every day, but there are also times that I'm grateful to be living high up on a hill in the Midwest.