Skip to comments.Tidal wave threat 'over-hyped'
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 ...
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.
They wish, oh, how they wish!
And women and minorities would be hardest hit
Yellowstone could be defused by a ring of geothermal power plants around it supplying all the region's electricity.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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