In my last post I wrote about the visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier near el Calafaté. Today Jane Rosevelt sent me an article she saw in the Oregonian from Portland, OR. If you remember I wished that we had been there to see a giant calving of the glacier. Here is the news from today. It happened yesterday, 3/
Tourists in southern Argentina had the opportunity to witness a breathtaking natural phenomenon when huge chunks of the Perito Moreno Glacier broke off in front of them.
The pieces of ice crashed into Lake Argentina on Thursday, prompting cheers from onlookers at Los Glaciares National Park.
The massive natural monument in the province of Santa Cruz is approximately 97 square miles (250 kilometers), and its walls tower about 70 meters (yards) over water level.
Periodically the glacier advances over the lake and then breaks off.
The leading edge of the Perito Moreno glacier collapse, sending several tons of ice crashing down into the sea in Argentina
The glacier had last ruptured in March 2012.
Here is the photo from the Oregonian.
And I found a video online this morning.
We were standing near that spot on January 31, 2016.