Man films iceberg collapsing in Newfoundland

August 7, 2015 | Environment
King's Point, Newfoundland: icebergs are breaking during summer | Photo: King's Point Pottery

A man captured the moment an iceberg broke off King's Point, in Newfoundland, Canada.

The author of the video, Jason Griffiths, filmed the iceberg exploding in the water and producing a series of waves rushing towards the local beach.

"I was leaning on the rail around our front balcony. Surrounded by family. The iceberg was about 100 feet from the front of our house," Griffiths wrote on his YouTube account.

"And my 'off the beach' comment was directed towards my wife who was on the shore with our two dogs, and being from Ontario has never seen an iceberg before, so she didn't know what to expect."

King's Point is a small town located in the southwest arm of Green Bay. Icebergs, whales, waterfalls, hiking trails and the Great Salt Water Harbour are the main tourist attractions.

Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed that, in August 2014, global sea surface temperature was 0.65°C (1.17°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.4°F).

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