Last acquired Copernicus Sentinel-2B image captured an unusual event on the Jökulsárlón lagoon in Iceland where a mini-tsunami was generated by a massive calving on Breiðamerkurjökull outlet glacier.
An iceberg had broken off the glacier and was in the process of flipping over when the image was sensed by the Sentinel-2 on perfect timing. As the iceberg flips over it creates a small “iceberg-tsunami” in the lagoon: the waves caused by the drop can be seen spreading towards the South.
The experts say that the iceberg should float toward the sea, slowly melting and breaking apart over the next few days or weeks.
According to the local Police the ice floating on the lagoon, despite looking solid, is not stable in this season and warns visitors not to venture onto unsafe ice.
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Credits: [http://icelandmag.is/], [Wikipedia].