With all this talk on the forum about Tsunami's and in-particular two posts on the threat to the U.S from the canary Islands I'm posting this.
I've tried mentioning in the other threads that the scientist who came up with the mega-tsunami theory has been attacked in the geological world, but
nobody seemed to listen, anyway here is the some of the article and the link. Take a look and see what you think, personally I side with this guy.
Southampton Oceanography Centre
Canary Islands landslides and mega-tsunamis: should we really be frightened?
What is the reality behind stories of mega-tsunamis wiping out the American east coast and southern England? Very little, according to Dr Russell Wynn
and Dr Doug Masson from Southampton Oceanography Centre, who have been studying Canary Islands landslides for many years. Their research has shown
that stories of a devastating 'mega-tsunami' some 300 feet high and travelling at 500 mph are greatly exaggerated, and that reports suggesting tens
of millions of people could be killed have little basis in reality.
"By analogy, if you drop a brick into a bath you get a big splash, but if you break that brick up into several pieces and drop them in one by one,
you get several small splashes. Therefore a multi-stage failure would certainly not generate tsunamis capable of damaging the coastlines of southern
England or the American east coast, although they may have an impact on nearby Canary Islands."
[edit on 4-1-2005 by Rock Hunter]