posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 08:16 AM
After watching the 007 movie 'View To a Kill' where uber-villian Max Zorin
attemps to detonate a
small mountain of explosives on the San Andreas Fault to destroy Silicon Valley, I wondered if such attemps at 'geological warfare' had been
considered by military offensive/defensive strategists.
The one such scenario that springs to mind would be the detonation of a sub-kiloton suitcase or similar device on the flank of the Cumbre Vieja
mountain on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
Geological illustration of Cumbre Vieja:
The predicted result of the ensuing landslip would cause a tsunami of mega-proportions, sending a wall of water an estimated 100-300 feet high rolling
across the Atlantic, devastaing the Eastern coast of Africa within 3hrs, the Southern coast of England within 5hrs, but most devastating of all, the
whole Eastern seaboard of the USA within 9hrs...Boston, NewYork, Washington DC, Miami would be wiped out by a gigantic wave reaching up to 20km
BBC Horizon: Mega-tsunami: Wave of Destruction
Predicted tsunami path:
No need for a superpower-scale massed first-strike, just one small well-placed small device on the other side of the globe could do the job just as