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Questions re Cumbre Vieja mega-tsunami forecast

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posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 08:00 PM
Here is one recent scientific summary of the potential for a mega-tsunami at Cumbre Vieja on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands:

And here is a transcript of a QandA session with a tsunami expert:

I also saw a TV special on the Cumbre Vieja potential to release a mega-tsunami aimed at the Eastern seaboard of North America, but I can't find the transcript online just now. Anyway, my question is, if the weight of rainwater collected inside of Cumbre Vieja over millenia is what will help trigger the collapse of the western side of the volcano, initiating the mega-tsunami, do any ATS folks know it would be feasible to start pumping some of that water out of Cumbre Vieja? Isn't there a great need in Africa for clean fresh water anyway?? -- Thanks for any info.

posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 05:41 AM
Thks for the link to the Pararas-Carayannis paper - not seen that before

Not sure if this is the programme you saw, but it's the transcript of a BBC Horizon document shown in the UK a few years back

However, latest research suggest there is no imminent threat of an eruption/landslide/tsunami

But I guess it would be possible to pump the water out of the crater, if there was stronger evidence that a catastrophe would occur in the near future otherwise.

posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 07:12 AM
The way I understand it, the water isn't in a crater to be drained, it has seeped into the rocks in the volcano. The theory goes that when it does go, the water will be superheated by rising magma, causing hydrothermal explosions that would cause it to crack and slide off.

These are the coordinates of the Cumbre Vieja system:

28°33'22.43"N 17°50'20.01"W

posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 06:00 PM
Thank you both for the info. When I do find the transcript of the show I saw, where the first scientists to document this problem were interviewed, I will post it here.

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