The tsunami triggered by the earthquake (magnitude 9) that caused the devastation of an extensive coastal region in northeastern Japan last March, showed its power in Antarctica, more than 13,000 miles away.
The waves spread across the Pacific and its impact caused fractures in platform Sulzberger in the white continent, because of that large chunks of ice became icebergs that began to float in the Ross Sea.
The images were captured by the Envisat satellite European Space Agency (ESA), but it was a NASA scientist, Kelly M. Brunt along with her coworkers, who have succeeded in linking these two events. The data analysis made by these cryosphere specialists has been presented in the Journal of Glaciology.
Source: El País