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Sun Sep 19, 2021, 12:25 PM

Volcano Erupts on La Palma Island

Source: The Jerusalem Post

A volcano erupted on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma on Sunday, sending fountains of lava and a plume of smoke and ash into the air from the Cumbre Vieja national park in the south of the island.

Authorities had already begun evacuating the infirm and some farm animals from the surrounding villages before the eruption, which took place on a wooded slope in the Cabeza de Vaca area at 3:15 p.m. (1415 GMT), according to the islands' government.
Immediately after the eruption, the municipality urged residents in a statement to "exercise extreme caution," and stay away from the area and off the roads.

The population of nearby villages was told to go to one of five centers to be evacuated, and soldiers were deployed to help.


Read more: https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/volcano-erupts-on-la-palma-island-679812



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Reply Volcano Erupts on La Palma Island (Original post)
ruet Sep 19 OP
muriel_volestrangler Sep 19 #1
ruet Sep 19 #2
Shanti Shanti Shanti Sep 19 #3
Shanti Shanti Shanti Sep 19 #4
cstanleytech Sep 19 #8
paleotn Sep 19 #11
paleotn Sep 19 #10
Shanti Shanti Shanti Sep 20 #14
GB_RN Sep 19 #5
ruet Sep 19 #6
bahboo Sep 19 #7
Corgigal Sep 19 #9
ornotna Sep 19 #12
Shanti Shanti Shanti Sep 20 #13
Eugene Sep 20 #15
speaktruthtopower Sep 20 #16

Response to ruet (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 01:43 PM

1. Ooh - Canary Islands eruptions and mega-tsunamis:

In the event of a collapse driven by a fresh eruption, Day found that anywhere between 150 to 500 cubic kilometres of rock could slide into the ocean at 100 metres per second.

The immense force caused by such a landslide would generate huge waves, hundreds of metres high, that would spread across the Atlantic and hit the coast of the Americas at heights of up to 25 metres.

The pair found that, although there is no historical record of a mega-tsunami caused by the lateral collapse of an oceanic volcano, the geological record shows clear evidence of their power.

That is to say, modern humans may not have been around to witness it, but it has happened.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/canary-islands-volcano-could-eruption-cause-landslide-and-mega-tsunami/MEAOBU6BPNYO7QPCIWCNOHVU7A/

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 02:04 PM

2. It's Getting Pretty Wild There

Several vents have opened up while I've been watching.

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Response to ruet (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 02:19 PM

3. Yeah, its all cracking open, vents spewing lava fountains all over!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 03:00 PM

4. (Computer simulation of La Palma mega tsunami), pretty scary

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Response to Shanti Shanti Shanti (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 05:08 PM

8. Most recent info I have read on that predicts that when it does eventually happen that

any tsunami it generates will be greatly reduced in size by the time it reaches US shores because as it expands out it loses more and more energy.
Now if this was a situation where it was confined to a narrow area and did not have the ability to expand such a wave would be extremely high and could easily wipe out skyscrapers but as it is I would worry about something more tangible than this.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 07:50 PM

11. Yep, a lot of factors come into play, or so I've read....

Many of which were left out or exaggerated in Ward and Day's model. But then again, our luck has been rather crappy of late.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 07:47 PM

10. That was my first thought....

Crap. Just what we need. There's significant debate about Ward and Day's theory and models respecting the Canary Island tsunami threat, but the way our luck is going recently.......

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Response to paleotn (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 10:05 AM

14. Beep...Cascadia subduction zone calling, Line One...

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Response to ruet (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 04:11 PM

5. If This Goes Sideways...

The East Coast…indeed, the entire Atlantic basin is completely screwed.

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Response to ruet (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 04:14 PM

6. Reuters Live Feed.

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Response to ruet (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 04:31 PM

7. dayum!!!

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Response to ruet (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 05:24 PM

9. OMG

my personal horror news story. I’m buying all the floats, and filling the gas tank.
My second was Yellowstone.

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Response to ruet (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 11:08 PM

12. Spanish feed here

Lots of homes being destroyed.

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Response to ruet (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 09:37 AM

13. Spectacular nighttime pics, La Palma shield volcano



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Response to ruet (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 01:29 PM

15. lava, property damage, but no injuries - AP

Lava from Spanish volcano heads toward sea; no injuries (Associated Press)

EL FUERTE, Spain (AP) — Giant rivers of lava tumbled slowly but relentlessly toward the sea Monday after a volcano erupted on a Spanish island off northwest Africa, destroying everything in their path while prompt evacuations helped avoid casualties.

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The lava left black swathes of destruction through the sparsely populated, green countryside and destroyed around 100 houses, officials said.

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https://apnews.com/article/europe-africa-canary-islands-spain-palma-d881c7be2c0ca7ce20aeaa06a8b68ea9

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Response to ruet (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 10:05 PM

16. Wow!

some really dramatic images. There was a full moon tonight in one photo.

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