Skip to comments.Over 115 earthquakes recorded in the south of La Palma – Something really scary is brewing! Its the location where a landslide could trigger a devastating tsunami
Posted on 10/05/2021 5:13:41 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
Seismic activity is slowly moving towards the southern part of La Palma. This is where a giant landslide could trigger a devastating tsunami.
Within the last 2 days, more than 115 earthquakes have been located in the southern area of the island of La Palma. Twelve of them were felt by the population and even four reaching an intensity III-IV in the epicentral zones. The largest earthquake, a M3.7, occurred at 19:14 UTC yesterday evening.
Something big is brewing! This guy even suggests a new volcano could soon start erupting on the southern part of the island… Terrifying, no?
As in previous days, the depths of the hypocenters are between 10-15 km with the exception of 6 earthquakes that hit at greater depths (30-36 km). This new swarm rattles the same area as the seismic series in 2017, 2018 and 2020.
The mean amplitude of the volcanic tremor has presented has presented different pulses in the last two days, coinciding with the moments in which the activity on the surface intensified.
The column height measured at 5:30 UTC is 4,500 m, a similar value on the previous days.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma is now erupting even more aggressively after weeks of gushing lava, Spain’s Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) said Sunday.
Lava from the La Palma volcano has reportedly increased the size of the island on the western shore by 30 hectares. Streams of lava have been spilling into the Atlantic Ocean following the eruption.
The volcano’s activity “continues to be intense” and a new crater was discovered Saturday, the Canary Islands government and IGN said in a joint statement.
Head for Mt Dora, my FRiends in FLA.
Still trying to see the down-side....
3.8 just now southern tip
Is there any geological evidence of a massive tsunami ever hitting the east coast of North America? We know of many in Japan, Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific and it has become part of different cultures and myths. But what about in the Atlantic?
I would think by the time any tsunami reached the east coast of America it would be so spread out and dissipated it might be an inch high. But, then again, people like to tell scary stories.
The atlantic ocean is a long way to cross. Most tsunami’s are regional, no? There are a lot of forces (wind, tidal, etc) that can dissipate the energy of a tsunami over that distance I am thinking. I honestly don’t know what I’m talking about though. lol
Ok. This was the result of a large earthquake quite close to the disaster area. Anything from much much farther away?
If it blows like Krakatoa it would swamp NYC and Philly, and Baltimore.
Boston, Fla ... any place along the Atlantic coast below 2,000 ft above sea level, depending on wave height.
Its a basalt volcano ; they are not explosive - like the Hawaiian sort. The danger comes from the already slipping land on the east side of the island. The linear crack is over 10 feet deep in places, maybe more now. That mass sliding into the water will create a wave like Lituya Bay.
I’m having difficulty believing that a landslide on a small island would create a huge tsunami across the other side of the Atlantic, across an arc of thousands of miles.
I think the Mid-Atlantic Ridge would zap much of the Tsunami’s energy from it as most of it’s power is deep below.
The downside is that it wouldn’t hit San Fran.
I'm sure Ocean City MD would be a great place to visit once news of the La Palma island slipping into the ocean hits!
Every now and then, a few extra crabs get washed up on the beach though.
Damn global warming!
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