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Re: Such Carnage is Hard to Believe!

Alan Burkitt-Gray (
Sat, 1 Jan 2005 18:28:03 -0000

Marcus Didius Falco <> wrote: "At a
guess, a 20 foot wave would sweep most coastal cities in the eastern
US. Luckily, most of the Atlantic is not seismically active."

Yes, but it's not just earthquakes you have to worry about. There is a
large chunk of land on Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, in
mid-Atlantic, which is liable to plunge into the Atlantic if the
volcano on the island erupts.

"Scientists have estimated that the wave from the collapse of Las
Palmas will be over 650 metres high and its 'crest' will stretch from
30 to 40 kilometres from front to rear, or more. The huge wall of
water will annihilate every single coastline city on the Eastern Shore
of the United States and could cause similar destruction for up to 20
miles or more inland. The Bahamas will be devastated and Florida could
be submerged." - from

Sorry to be gloomy.

Alan Burkitt-Gray
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