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Tidal wave threat 'over-hyped'
BBC UK ^ | Oct. 30, 2004

Posted on 10/31/2004 9:35:18 AM PST by Company Man

The risk of a landslide in the Canary Islands causing a tidal wave (tsunami) able to devastate America's east coast is vastly overstated. That's according to marine geologists studying ancient landslides in the area

In typical Canary Island landslides, chunks of land break off in bits, not in one dramatic plunge, they claim.

This contradicts previous warnings that an Isle of Man-sized chunk of land could fall off the island of La Palma into the sea, causing a mega-tsunami.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: canaryislands; catastrophism; cumbrevieja; earthchanges; lapalma; tsunami
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1 posted on 10/31/2004 9:35:19 AM PST by Company Man
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To: Company Man

Shows you how clueless the Brits are when commenting on our election or anything else from afar. This is the first I've heard of this story. From the excerpt you'd get the sense we're all panicking over here.


2 posted on 10/31/2004 9:38:00 AM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Company Man

They wish, oh, how they wish!


3 posted on 10/31/2004 9:41:30 AM PST by xJones
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To: Company Man
If either the Canary Island tidal wave or the supervolcano at Yellwostone erupt, it would be devastating.

Of course, it would all be Bush's fault...
4 posted on 10/31/2004 9:43:56 AM PST by Death and Taxes (Bush '04)
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To: Death and Taxes
Of course, it would all be Bush's fault..

And women and minorities would be hardest hit

5 posted on 10/31/2004 9:45:14 AM PST by freedumb2003 (The cool points are out the window and you got me all twisted up in the game)
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To: Death and Taxes

Yellowstone could be defused by a ring of geothermal power plants around it supplying all the region's electricity.


6 posted on 10/31/2004 9:54:05 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth...)
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To: Company Man
Just weird.

As the Canaries are much closer to Britain than they are to the US, and about 20 times closer to the African coast, this "concern" seems a bit misplaced.

I thought the Europeans were supposed to know geography so much better than mere Americans!

7 posted on 10/31/2004 10:08:20 AM PST by marktwain
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Just weird.

Not really, its a big old volcano with a growing crack on it. If it slid off, based on the crack, the eastern US would have about 8 hours warning and a super-tsunami all up and down the coast.

It may happen in the next 100,000 years or so, or may not. The odds are highly in our favor. But its not that weird to consider.
8 posted on 10/31/2004 10:12:57 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Company Man

Gee didn't the Queen of England just tell us that global warming caused by the US will end all life on earth or similar such rubbish.


9 posted on 10/31/2004 10:13:20 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Darkwolf377

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1194598/posts


10 posted on 10/31/2004 10:20:39 AM PST by babaloo999 (Liberals say they're "Progressive". So is cancer.-------------------they're, their, whatever)
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To: Company Man

11 posted on 10/31/2004 11:49:00 AM PST by UnklGene
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To: Company Man
Hawaii beats the heck outta the Canaries for historic giant landslides.

These landslides are among the largest on Earth, attaining lengths of 125 miles (200 km) and volumes of 1,200 cubic miles (5,000 cubic km). Moore and others (1989) identified two types of landslides: slumps and debris avalanches. Slumps moved on an overall slope >3¼, caused little disruption of the structural coherence of the volcano's flanks, and extended back to the volcanic rift zones and down to the base of the volcanic pile. Slumps may move slowly or surge abruptly forward several meters, causing large earthquakes. The 1868 and 1975 earthquakes, the largest of Hawaii's historic earthquakes, resulted from movement of the Hilina slump in south Hawaii.

12 posted on 10/31/2004 11:54:14 AM PST by Slicksadick (He's French. His hairdresser also grooms poodles. He's a rich woman's pet. That cover's it)
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To: Company Man

Tidal Waves Kill More Than 700 in Asia
yahoo/AP ^ | 12-26-04 | LELY T. DJUHARI
Posted on 12/26/2004 1:18:45 AM PST by sully777
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308542/posts

Tidal Waves Kill More Than 3,200 in Asia
(Update: Death toll now tops 11,500)
AP ^ | Sun, Dec 26, 2004
Posted on 12/26/2004 2:09:10 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308556/posts

Asian Tsunamis Surge Against East African Coast
Reuters ^ | Dec 26, 2004 12:11 PM ET | C. Bryson Hull
Posted on 12/26/2004 9:53:01 AM PST by sully777
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1308649/posts


13 posted on 12/26/2004 5:56:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (There's nothing new under the Sun. That accounts for the many quotes used as taglines.)
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14 posted on 11/23/2013 11:42:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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