Tuesday, October 11, 2011
More on the potential mega-tsunami...
Dangerous developments in the bizarre Canary Islands earthquake swarm, which began in July, have the government of the small East Atlantic nation worried — but the threat reaches far beyond, across the ocean to the U.S. East Coast.
“What will happen when the volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma collapses? Scientists predict that it will generate a wave that will be almost inconceivably destructive, far bigger than anything ever witnessed in modern times. It will surge across the entire Atlantic in a matter of hours, engulfing the whole US east coast, sweeping away everything in its path up to 20 kilometers inland. Boston would be hit first, followed by New York, then all the way down the coast to Miami and the Caribbean.” — BBC, October 12, 2000
The mainstay theory seems perilously possible now, but the mainstream media is strangely silent about it. After airing the mega-tsunami scenario when it was an abstraction, why do they avoid it now that it’s becoming an actuality? While it’s bad for journalists to be an alarmist, it’s far worse for them to not report an alarming possibility, or for his editors to bury their reports. While Internet investigators are ridiculed as conspiracy theorists, in the case of a possible mega-tsunami — one that could liquidate millions of lives — there is plainly a conspiracy of silence. After Fukushima, how can a journalist wave off a tsunami story?
Scientists from several countries have cautioned that should a volcanic eruption occur and part of the Hierro land mass sluff off into the ocean, a mega-tsunami could erupt and have a dramatic effect on the Eastern shores of the United States, where people within a 20-mile radius of the coast would have about eight hours to evacuate. – The Lone Star Iconoclast, yesterday
“Volcanic activity on La Palma – the most tectonically active of the Canary Islands – could trigger a mega-tsunami that would cause extensive damage all down the Atlantic Coast of the U.S., the Caribbean, Western Europe, West Africa and the east coast of South America.” — Current TV, October 4, 2011