According to FOX News, an 11 million-ton iceberg is poised to calve, which could cause a tsunami to wash over the island village of Innaarsuit, Greenland. The iceberg is currently grounded, but any change in weather could cause it to shift.
Residents are hoping for a strong wind and turning tide, which could push the iceberg safely past the island into the nearby Baffin Bay, but currently, warmer weather and precipitation are causing experts to fear a large chunk will break off and the resulting wave will swamp the town.
Joerg Schaefer, a climate researcher at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, told the New York Times that it's not a peaceful process, and Karl Petersen, chair for the local council in Innaarsuit, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp that the villagers are very concerned and afraid.
The BBC reports that villagers closest to the shoreline have been evacuated, a move that may expand to the whole village of 169 persons if conditions change for the worse. BBC Live's Twitter stream featured photos of the breathtaking sight.