#GlacierBurst

The iceberg is seen floating as the Earth average surface temperature has gone up. (Photo Credit-PTI)

  • The British Antarctic Survey confirmed about the breaking of  Ronne ice shelf in Antarctica
  • The iceberg in the Weddle Sea is 170 km long 25 km wide
  • It is larger than the Spanish island of Majorca

.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
An avalanche took place in the afternoon of April 23 during heavy snowfall in Sumna area. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • 11 dead bodies have been recovered so far
  • Road services are cut off in four to five locations due to landslides
  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat addressed the incident on Friday

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nearly 80 people were killed in a glacier burst in Chamoli in February. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • An avalanche was witnessed in an area close to the Niti valley in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district
  • The BRO officials said that heavy snowfall had made it difficult for them to establish contact
  • Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat  said that an alert was issued

Ice shelves at vulnerable condition due to temperature rise. (Picture Credit- representative image/@Unsplash)

  • Antarctic's ice shelf area may be at risk if global temperature reach four derees celsious
  • Ice shelves are important buffers preventing glaciers
  • if temperature rises, we may lose more Antarctic ice shelves in coming decades

The process of breaking away of iceberg from an ice shelf is called calving. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/ Representative Image)

  • A crack in the ice had widened by several hundred metres before breaking away from the shelf
  • Scientists have observed such a massive crack after a decade
  • The glaciologists said the latest event is unlikely to affect the station's current location

.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
The NTPC has been asked to redirect the course of Dhauli Ganga in order to prevent water from flowing into the Tapovan tunnel and causing the sludge-clearing operations to get stalled. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The glacier burst decimated the Rishi Ganga hydel project on February 7
  • While 67 people have lost their lives, 137 are still missing
  • The Tapovan project, though not destroyed, has been substantially damaged

.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
The washed away Tapovan hydel power project plant after Feb. 7 glacier burst, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The Chamoli district was hit by a flash flood on February 7 after a glacier burst
  • Rescue operation is underway at NTPC's tunnel in Tapovan
  • Till now, 11 bodies have been recovered from the Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli district

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had sent a team of three ministers to Uttarakhand for carrying out relief work. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A total of 23 people have been found alive from Uttar Pradesh
  • Of the 64 missing people, 30 are from Lakhimpur Kheri, followed by 10 from Saharanpur
  • A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier possibly burst through its banks in Chamoli district on February 7


.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Uttarakhand was hit by floods on February 7, 2021.(Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The Uttarakhand flood is believed to have been caused by a landslide, an avalanche
  • A resident of Chamoli was saved from the flash floods by a tree on Sunday
  • The flood damaged the Rishiganga power project on Rishiganga River

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
ITBP personnel removing debris and searching for people trapped inside the Tapovan tunnel. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @ITBP_official)

  • 200 people are still missing after an avalanche triggered landslide in Joshimath, Uttarakhand 
  • 450 jawans of ITBP, 5 teams of NDRF, 8 teams of Indian Army, a Navy team are engaged in rescue operation
  • Amul paid tribute to forces engaged in the rescue operation