Chilling sequence

A sequence of images showing a collapse of huge masses of ice from part of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on Thursday. The ice formation measures 250 sq km and is 30 km in length.
A sequence of images showing a collapse of huge masses of ice from part of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on Thursday. The ice formation measures 250 sq km and is 30 km in length. The Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range. The most recent rupture was in March 2012 and the one before that was in 2008.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
A sequence of images showing a collapse of huge masses of ice from part of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on Thursday. The ice formation measures 250 sq km and is 30 km in length.
A sequence of images showing a collapse of huge masses of ice from part of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on Thursday. The ice formation measures 250 sq km and is 30 km in length. The Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range. The most recent rupture was in March 2012 and the one before that was in 2008.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
A sequence of images showing a collapse of huge masses of ice from part of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on Thursday. The ice formation measures 250 sq km and is 30 km in length.
A sequence of images showing a collapse of huge masses of ice from part of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on Thursday. The ice formation measures 250 sq km and is 30 km in length. The Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range. The most recent rupture was in March 2012 and the one before that was in 2008.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
A sequence of images showing a collapse of huge masses of ice from part of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on Thursday. The ice formation measures 250 sq km and is 30 km in length.
A sequence of images showing a collapse of huge masses of ice from part of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on Thursday. The ice formation measures 250 sq km and is 30 km in length. The Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range. The most recent rupture was in March 2012 and the one before that was in 2008.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A sequence of images showing a collapse of huge masses of ice from part of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, south-west Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on Thursday.

The ice formation measures 250 sq km and is 30 km in length. The Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range.

The most recent rupture was in March 2012 and the one before that was in 2008.

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