posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 05:08 PM
I've only seen one post about this, no threads, but I think it's a topic that is thread worthy.
There is a Volcano in the Canary islands known as the Cumbre Vieja, on one of it's next explosions would split apart, send a giant piece of rock,
roughly twice the size of the isle of Man in Britain, into the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists estimate this would cause a Tsunami so large, it would travel 4,000 miles across the Atlantic, hitting the East Coast of the U.S., and
traveling up to 20 miles inland.
Professor Bill McGuire, the director of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Centre at University College, Londin, stated that the US government is not
taking the threat very seriously, and that Boston, New York, Washington DC, and Miami could be virtually wiped out by this incedent.
The last eruption of this Valcano was in 1949, and scientists estimate this Valcano blows about once every 20-200 years.
Anyway, I just thought this would be a good topic for discussion here. Is there any way to monitor siesmic activity in this region?