The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier situated in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the best important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia. The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field amid in the Andes arrangement aggregate with Chile. This ice field is the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water.
The blue ice of Perito Moreno Berg in the southern Andes Mountains, abreast Santa Cruz, Argentina, drives thousands of tourists every year. It's but one of about 50 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. Although berg recession has been noteworthy in southern Patagonia during the accomplished three decades, Perito Moreno has absolutely been growing.
Periodically the glacier advances over the L-shaped basin Lago Argentino basic a natural dam which separates the two behindhand of the basin aback it alcove the adverse shore. With no escape route, the water-level on the Brazo Rico ancillary of the basin can acceleration by up to 30 meters aloft the akin of the capital lake. The astronomic burden produced by the acme of the dammed baptize assuredly break the ice barrier captivation it back, in a amazing breach event. This breach aeon is not approved and it recurs artlessly at any abundance amid already a year to beneath than already a decade.
This year about 2,500 tourist were advantageous to attestant the event. The crowds animated as the 97-square-mile glacier splintered and ice comatose down. The glacieraboriginal burst in 1917, demography with it an age-old backwoods of beech trees. The aftermost breach occurred two canicule ago in March 2, 2012, and ahead in 2008. Altogether 21 ruptures has been recorded back 1917.