Glacier mass of 30 million tons went to New Zealand after earthquake


Earthquake in New Zealand city of Christchurch provoked a gathering of 30 million tons of ice from the largest glacier of the country — Tasman, said on Tuesday the Associated Press.

The end of the Southern Alps Tasman Glacier is located approximately 250 kilometers from the city of Christchurch.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the vicinity of the city. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of four kilometers.

According to the latest data, the 6.3 magnitude earthquake caused the deaths of at least 65 people, 200 people can stay on the rubble.

Southern Alps, the mountain barrier along the west coast of the South Island, where the city of Christchurch. Mount Cook (3764 meters) is the highest point in New Zealand. Coming down from Mount Cook Tasmanian glacier length of 27 kilometers is the largest glacier in New Zealand.

Source: eco.rian.ru.

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