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Raw Video; Rare Winter Glacier Collapse In Argentina

home video recorded at the moment of arch collapse from Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina




BUENOS AIRES, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of people witnessed Wednesday the collapsing of the arch or bridge of ice from the Perito Moreno glacier, located in El Calafate, in Santa Cruz province in the Argentine Patagonia.

Only around 40 people had the chance to see the phenomenon, despite the fact that experts had forecast the fracture of the arch.

The cracking of the natural bridge or arch began at 11:20 local time (1420 GMT) when only a few people were inside the national park of Los Glaciares.

However, millions more have been able to see on the Internet (www.epatagonia.gov.ar/glaciar) the moment when the huge ice wall more than 50 meters long collapsed, making a tremendous noise amid shouts and applause from the people present.



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Added: Jul-10-2008 
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Tags: Glacier, Collapse, Argentina,
Location: El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina (load item map)
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