Antarctica gives birth to “A-76 Iceberg”(world’s largest iceberg)

What is the News? The world’s largest existing iceberg has been found in Antarctica. It has been named as A-76 by scientists. About A-76 Iceberg: A-76 Iceber has been spotted in the satellite images captured by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission. Formation: The iceberg has been formed after it broke away from Antarctica’s… Continue reading Antarctica gives birth to “A-76 Iceberg”(world’s largest iceberg)

“Volcanic eruption” occurs in Indonesia’s “Mount Sinabung”

What is the News? Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung has erupted releasing a massive column of volcanic ash and smoke up to 3,000 metres(3 km) into the sky. About Mount Sinabung: Mount Sinabung is located in North Sumatra in Indonesia. It is among more than 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia. (Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due… Continue reading “Volcanic eruption” occurs in Indonesia’s “Mount Sinabung”

New findings about Antarctica’s “Thwaites Glacier” Melting

What is the News? Researchers at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg releases a new finding related to the melting of the Thwaites Glacier. They found that the melting was worse than previously thought. About Thwaites Glacier: Thwaites Glacier is a 120 km wide, fast-moving glacier located in Antarctica. Size: Because of its size (1.9 lakh square… Continue reading New findings about Antarctica’s “Thwaites Glacier” Melting

Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF)

What is the News? Parts of Uttarakhand witnessed massive flooding due to Glacial Lake outburst.  What is Glacial Lake Outburst Floods(GLOF)? It is a type of outburst flood. It occurs when water dammed by a glacier is released. In other words, it’s an outburst that happens when a dam containing a glacial lake fails. Note:… Continue reading Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF)