First footage of trillion-tonne iceberg FOUR TIMES the size of London which broke off Antarctica

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Staggering footage which captured a trillion-tonne iceberg for the first time has been filmed by a British student.

The newly detached iceberg is FOUR TIMES the size of London and was recorded by Ella Gilbert, a PhD Antarctic research student from London on the very first science flight over it.

The so-called A68 iceberg broke away from the Antarctica Peninsula late last year, resulting in the ice shelf losing 12 percent of its size.

It is said to measure a whopping 5,800 sq km and the British Antarctic Survey are the first to conduct a science flight in the hope of further understanding greenhouse gases between the ocean and the atmosphere.

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