Ice Bridge Collapses at Perito Moreno In Argentina

Published October 17, 2017 1,864 Views

Rumble That was intense!

This video shows the rupture of the glacier Perito Moreno in Argentina that happened on March 10th, 2016. An ‘ice bridge’ also known as a dam, collapsed in front of the eyes of the audience in several breaks. The majestic giant crumbled away and changed the shape of the glacier forever.

The Perito Moreno Glacier is a part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountains that Argentina and Chile share together. It is located in the Los Glaciares National Park. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia.

Unlike other glaciers, this one is advancing and that makes it a fascination for geologists. The rupture of the dam is a process that happens every once in awhile. It is completely normal and it happens almost every four to five years. The terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide, with an average height of 74 m (240 ft) above the surface of the water of Argentino Lake, in Argentina. It has a total ice depth of 170 meters (558 ft). The glacier was named Perito Moreno after Argentinian explorer Francisco Moreno, a pioneer who studied the region in the 19th century and played a major role in defending the territory of Argentina in the conflict surrounding the international border dispute with Chile.

Perito Moreno Bridge collapse March 10th, 2016 at 10:56 AM

The emotional crumple sends a large number of huge amounts of ice diving into the waters, sending a gigantic wave surging through the lake beneath.

At almost 20 miles in length, the Perito Moreno is one of the biggest in Patagonia, a locale at South America's nippy southern tip.

Reaching out down from the Southern Patagonian Icefield, high in the Andes, the icy mass' tip intermittently cuts off Lake Argentino's major southern arm, which is known as Brazo Rico, as per Nasa's Earth Observatory.

Glaciers are comprised of fallen snow that, over numerous years, packs into huge, thickened ice masses. Icy masses shape when snow stays in one area sufficiently long to change into ice. What makes ice sheets exceptional is their capacity to move. Because of sheer mass, ice sheets stream like moderate waterways. A few ice sheets are as little as football fields, while others develop to be handfuls or even several kilometers in length.

Just take a look at these breath taking glaciers of Greenland ! Greenland has some of the most beautiful glaciers and valleys in the world. It is also one of the few locations where you can bask in the Northern Lights.

In the event that you ever find the opportunity to travel to Greenland, you will be astounded by its coastlines, fjords, ice-secured pinnacles, and the astonishing glaciers and awesome scope of snow-secured arrive. You will likewise see that Greenland is a rough region with a rich decent variety of life, making it a fantasy area for researchers too. This video is truly fascinating, frightening and mesmerizing at the same time!

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