There is a lot happening in our country today that has us all on edge but that doesn’t mean everything else in the world is wonderful.
We have heard that tyranny is running rampant in countries such as Australia and Italy but that is not the only danger that could sweep the world.
In fact, there is a very real threat of a tsunami that could engulf much of the coastlines in not just America but also European areas as well.
If you were not aware there is a volcano erupting on the Spanish island of La Palma that has many people slightly concerned with the ramifications this could bring.
Of course, the mainstream media has been hush-hush about it as to not cause a panic but that doesn’t mean that people should be kept in the dark of the potential for a major disaster.
For years, there has been a lot of talks that a tsunami of epic proportions could ravage the coastlines of America and Europe and it was not just a question of “if” but “when”.
Now it appears that we could be facing the inevitable that was predicted 20 years ago:
A tsunami wave higher than any in recorded history threatens to ravage European and US coastlines in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption in La Palma, scientists warned 20 years ago.
Locations on both African and European Atlantic coastlines – including Britain – are at risk, they also warned in 2001.
However, in 2006, Dutch researchers insisted the volcanic island of La Palma in the Canaries is much more stable than is generally assumed. The southwestern flank of the island is not likely to fall into the sea, potentially causing a tsunami, for at least another 10,000 years, said Professor Jan Nieuwenhuis.
Previous research by Simon Day and colleagues predicted that a future eruption would be likely to cause a landslide on the western flank of Cumbre Vieja. A block of rock approximately twice the volume of the Isle of Man would break off, traveling into the sea at a speed of up to 350 kilometers per hour. The disintegration of the rock, this earlier study predicted, would produce a debris-avalanche deposit extending 60 kilometers from the island. The energy released by the collapse would be equal to the electricity consumption of the entire United States in half a year.
Their model predicted that the landslide would create an exceptionally large tsunami with the capability to travel great distances and reaching speeds of up to 800 kilometers per hour. Immediately after Cumbre Vieja’s collapse a dome of water 900 meters high and tens of kilometers wide will form only to collapse and rebound. As the landslide continues to move underwater a series of wave crests and troughs are produced which soon develop into a tsunami ‘wave train’ which fuels the waves’ progress. After only 10 minutes, the model predicts, the tsunami will have moved a distance of almost 250 kilometers.
Now over the past couple of days, there has been activity suggesting that this could be a reality very soon considering that there have been more earthquakes and reports of cracks being seen on the island too.
According to Canarian Weekly:
The National Geographic Institute (IGN) has reported that they have registered two new earthquakes in the south of the island of La Palma this morning, specifically, in the municipality of Fuencaliente, the same area as yesterday.
Following a mini seismic swarm that was felt by the public in the same town during the period that the volcano ceased activity yesterday morning, monitoring has increased in the area as there are fears that the magma is looking for another way out of the ground.
The first of the new quakes happened at 9.35 am this morning at a depth of 11kms and reached a magnitude of 2.9 on the Richter scale, then half an hour later at 10.05 am another 2.7-degree earthquake took place, located 14 kilometers below the surface.
An eruption in another part of the island is not ruled out although the fact the main cone is still releasing magma should prevent this from happening, as it would be more likely if that one was blocked.
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