They are used to seeing icebergs floating in Greenland, but nothing so big.
A massive iceberg arrived just a distance from a soccer field (100 meters) off the coast on Thursday, and some residents had to be evacuated to more mountainous places.
Keld Quistgaard of the Danish Meteorological Institute told the Danish Broadcasting Corporation that the berg weighs between eight and 10 million tons, and rises almost 300 feet in the air above the water.
"We are used to big icebergs, but we have not seen one so big before," Susanna Eliassen, village council member in Innaarsuit, told Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation (KNR).
Only 169 people live in Innaarsuit, according to The New York Times. At least 33 people have been evacuated so far, KNR reported.
On Saturday, the giant ice flow had moved from the shore, and was sitting about 500 meters from the village, but KNR still called it a "special situation", and the images showed that the city was not The danger zone is still
It is part of a disturbing trend in the Arctic, where global warming is happening twice as fast as in other parts of the planet.
"The Arctic shows no sign of returning to the frozen region reliably that it was decades ago," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said when it launched its Arctic Report Report 2017.
Last year, at least four people lost their lives in Greenland when a big wave hit the coast in June. Our houses were also thrown into the sea after a tsunami was triggered by a landslide.
Look what happens when a small splinter falls away from the giant iceberg that looms over the city, causing a giant wave to head towards the shore and gently rock the entire ice mass:
Of course, Greenland does not the only place that feels the heat recently.
This summer, temperatures have increased throughout the US UU., With cities suffering suffocating heat waves from New York to Los Angeles. The Times reports that our wet nights are heating up almost twice as fast as the days, and it is becoming a deadly problem in North America.