Please do not post from the Independent. I do not know how valid all this research is, I see every reason to set up an early warning system as recommended by Professor Bill McGuire in the new report.
October 10 = August 10
This is obviously George Bush's fault.
We are dooomed!
We're all gonna die.....well someday anyway......*grin
By rough estimate, NY is about twice as far from the Canaries as London. Would London be destroyed in time to give NY lots of warning?
When's the movie?
I imagine that terrorists are already doing theoretical work on seeing if the flank slide could be artificially triggered by a large explosion. That's the first thing that came to mind.
Wouldn't the wave go in all directions??
Most likely the resultant wave would be so massive, it would literally be unable to propagate itself in adjacent waters. As a consequence a soliton would be created. It would head off across the ocean, with undiminished height and mass, to totally devastate the shoreline opposite.
Most likely the collapse of the Antarctic as the last glaciation of the current Ice Age came to an end, produced many such solitons, or maybe even one very large soliton in a catastrophic collapse.
This is why there are no major works of man older than that time anywhere that we know of.
"Dr Simon Day, of the Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre at University College London, UK, BELIEVES one flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, in the Canaries archipelago, is UNSTABLE and COULD plunge into the ocean."
The weasel words, believes and could are not something I get all in an uproar over.
Start waxin' those surfboards, dudes!;)
How long would it take to reach the east coast?
"...say half a trillion tonnes of rock falling into the water all at once... "; is that like a one with nine zeroes after it or is it a million times a billion? In the US a billion is a one with nine zeroes after it(a thousand million). In the UK a billion is a million million. In the US a trillion would be a onnnne with 12 zeroes behind it or a million million or one UK billion. Does that mean that a UK trillion would be a million times a million times a million or a one with eighteen zeroes behind it or would it be that a UK billion is the same as a UK trillion when expressed in US terminology?
We need to make sure Michael Moron doesn't belly flop into the ocean.
It'd be a damn shame if that half a trillion tons had the help of the first Islamic nuclear weapon to get it started.
I saw this on the show "Blue Planet" on the Discovery Channel, it was pretty interesting.
If you got enough observers, the same should happen here.
Well, Krakatoa did cause a tsunami that killed many people, but its deadly effects were still limited to within a fairly small area around it.
I have a hard time believing that an explosion/landslide off the coast of Africa could cause a tsunami to travel all the way across the Atlantic ocean.
Remember that we are talking thousands of miles travelled here and that such a wave front would spread out to devastate the entire east cost of the New World. The energy required for that would just be, IMO, impossible to create with a simple landslide.