posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 05:33 AM
If anyone was still interested
Where have mega tsunamis occurred in the past?
Scientists hunted that world for sites that could potentially cause a mega tsunami. They discovered that at least eleven mega tsunamis had happened in
the last 200,000 years, caused by island collapses in the Hawaiian and Canary islands.
Where is one likely to occur in the future?
The island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands off the coast of North Africa, was discovered to be in great danger of collapsing. The island is
volcanic and during an eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in 1949 part of the island slipped a few metres into the sea before stopping. Another
eruption could cause the western flank of the island to collapse in the Atlantic Ocean.
When will it happen?
No one knows. It will happen during an eruption of Cumbre Vieja. It is an active volcano, last erupting in 1949. However the next eruption may not
destroy the island, the next 10 may not. Only on thing is certain - one-day an incredible force will surge through the Atlantic Ocean.
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