It looks like something badly CGI'd into a disaster movie, but it's real: An 11 million ton iceberg is slowly moving toward a village, threatening to destroy everything in its path.
A big iceberg is menacing a tiny island village in Greenland.
Anna Hogg, a glaciologist at the University of Leeds told NPR that, despite their island home and reliance on maritime industries, most Greenlanders can not swim.
As the iceberg melts, the fear is that gravity will cause a big chunk of it to break free, or that it will tip over, which could cause a huge wave to wash over the village, Rousøe explained.
Hogg adds that icebergs, while massive, are fragile and contain fractures throughout them.
One of the marvelous seaside communities in Greenland is a surprising thing, says Hogg, despite the oceanic economy, most people can not swim.
Local authorities have evacuated residents from the coast.
Hogg says "Greenland has only one swimming pool". If you think about it, then why would they be able to swim?
Villagers at risk have been moved to safer areas of the community, with school buildings, a daycare center and relatives offering sanctuary from the behemoth berg, deputy chief officer Lina Davidsen told KNR.
Authorities have been keeping a close eye on the lumbering iceberg and say it's moved some 600 yards to the north since being lodged.
"What we saw happen in Greenland is a natural event, ice breaking off".