Iceberg breaks in Antarctica

The berg was compared in size to the English county of Bedfordshire, measuring to cover 1,270 square kilometres, according to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

The Halley Research Station, also situated on 150-metre thick Brunt Ice Shelf, is not expected to be impacted as it is located on an area of the iceshelf still connected to the continent, BAS said in a written statement.

Scientists were expecting the calving of the iceberg to happen, after monitoring the area with GPS instruments and satellite imagery on a daily basis, BAS Director Professor Dame Jane Francis said.