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She's Gonna Blow: Canary Island Evacuated Amid Volcano Fears
Der Spiegel ^ | 09/29/11

Posted on 10/01/2011 7:15:02 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

09/29/2011

She's Gonna Blow

Canary Island Evacuated Amid Volcano Fears

Natural DisastersRSS

09/29/2011

She's Gonna Blow Canary Island Evacuated Amid Volcano Fears Photo Gallery: El Hierro Rumbles Photos DPA

Worries of a potential volcanic eruption have prompted Spanish authorities to evacuate residents and tourists on one of the Canary Islands. Thousands of tiny tremors have recently intensified, with the biggest one reaching a magnitude of 3.4, they said. The seismic activity indicates magma on the move. Info

Thousands of tiny earthquakes have rattled the island of El Hierro since this July. But recently the tremors have grown stronger, prompting concern from officials, who fear that a volcano on El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, could be about to erupt.

On Wednesday, more than 50 residents and tourists staying at the base of the volcano were evacuated, and 11,000 locals nearby were advised to stock up on water, medicine and flashlights in case of an emergency.

Some 8,000 tremors have been registered on the island since July 19, according to the Spanish National Geographic Institute (IGN). Though most of the quakes occurred at sea and were too minor to be felt, they have been increasing in intensity, with one reaching a magnitude of 3.4 on the Richter scale early on Wednesday morning.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canaryisland; canaryislands; catastrophism; lapalma; tsunami; volcano
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I remember some experts claiming that volcanic eruption in Canary Island could cause huge chunk of mountain to crash down to the sea, causing catastrophic trans-Atlantic tsunami to hit U.S. east coast.
1 posted on 10/01/2011 7:15:09 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; SunkenCiv; blam

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2 posted on 10/01/2011 7:15:46 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: SE Mom

PING!


3 posted on 10/01/2011 7:17:28 AM PDT by maggief
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To: TigerLikesRooster

...so Wasserman-Shultz’s district may be under water pretty soon..?


4 posted on 10/01/2011 7:19:06 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

for the geographically challenged;)

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/canary.htm


5 posted on 10/01/2011 7:21:20 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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“I remember some experts claiming that volcanic eruption in Canary Island could cause huge chunk of mountain to crash down to the sea, causing catastrophic trans-Atlantic tsunami to hit U.S. east coast.”

It’s the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma that’s of concern, not this one. Of course if this one triggers a Cumbre Vieja eruption, that would be different. Even then, though, there’s no guarantee that the next eruption will cause the landslide...it might take several more.

http://www.rense.com/general56/tsu.htm


6 posted on 10/01/2011 7:24:39 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Palin '12 - Take Back America!!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We’ll need to follow the tweets.


7 posted on 10/01/2011 7:25:59 AM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: TigerLikesRooster

WDC could use the rinse BEFORE the elections.


8 posted on 10/01/2011 7:26:17 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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You seem to know a lot about the subject. I saw the TV program on NATGEO or The Science Channel a couple of years ago, but when it happens (the La Palma mountain tsunami) would the resulting 160’ high wave completely wash over the Florida Peninsula on into the Gulf of Mexico?


9 posted on 10/01/2011 7:36:50 AM PDT by ngat
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“I remember some experts claiming that volcanic eruption in Canary Island could cause huge chunk of mountain to crash down to the sea, causing catastrophic trans-Atlantic tsunami to hit U.S. east coast. “

I guess I could say some stuff here, but, as they say “Loose lips sink ships.”


10 posted on 10/01/2011 7:46:12 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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I remember some experts claiming that volcanic eruption in Canary Island could cause huge chunk of mountain to crash down to the sea, causing catastrophic trans-Atlantic tsunami to hit U.S. east coast.

A specific island which has a specific topography, and this is not that island.
11 posted on 10/01/2011 7:47:29 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: sodpoodle
I see that Gamera lives there

and at first I thought one of the islands was Lazamataz.

12 posted on 10/01/2011 7:49:13 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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...but when it happens (the La Palma mountain tsunami) would the resulting 160’ high wave completely wash over the Florida Peninsula on into the Gulf of Mexico?

Until the landslide actually happens all one can do is speculate about how big the landslide will be. Until you know how big the landslide is you can't be sure how big the tidal wave would be.

But hey, we have to sell papers or get hits on our web page to make money, so let's go with the most extreme possibilities. Who knows, maybe it will actually be as bad as we speculate.

Also the tsunami expert we use needs grant money, so it's in his interest to inflate the possibilities of catastrophe as much as possible.

13 posted on 10/01/2011 7:55:09 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

Clever!


14 posted on 10/01/2011 7:56:06 AM PDT by null and void (Day 983 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: G Larry
WDC could use the rinse BEFORE the elections.

A rinse right off the map... be a shame to lose some of the national heirlooms in the Smithsonian.

15 posted on 10/01/2011 7:56:45 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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Yeah. I’m stumped for anything else we’d really miss.


16 posted on 10/01/2011 8:00:37 AM PDT by null and void (Day 983 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Quix

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17 posted on 10/01/2011 8:01:09 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ngat

“You seem to know a lot about the subject. I saw the TV program on NATGEO or The Science Channel a couple of years ago, but when it happens (the La Palma mountain tsunami) would the resulting 160’ high wave completely wash over the Florida Peninsula on into the Gulf of Mexico?”

I’m no expert, but I seriously doubt even a 160’ wave would significantly impact the GoM after traversing Florida, in fact I don’t think it would make it clear across at all. The long wavelength of this type of wave would allow it to potentially go far inland though. There might be some direct impact to Mexico and maybe south Texas as the wave passes south of Cuba...it also depends on how deep the bottom is there.

I understand there’s of controversy about how large this wave would be at the US East Coast even in the worst case scenario. It is worth noting that landslides have caused some amazing waves in other places like Alaska.

I’d just as soon not find out how big it’ll be in my lifetime...here’s hoping! :-)


18 posted on 10/01/2011 8:03:11 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Palin '12 - Take Back America!!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
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19 posted on 10/01/2011 8:06:42 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: sodpoodle

Thanks!


20 posted on 10/01/2011 8:10:28 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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