A mega tsunami (a wave thousands of feet high) COULD POSSIBLY one day SOON hit New York

Mega Tsunami What is a mega-tsunami? A mega-tsunami is simply a gigantic
wave, one big enough to cross oceans and destroy cities. They can be
thousands of feet high moving at supersonic speeds. They can be caused
by huge meteors crashing into the ocean, or by massive landslides. No
boat or building hit by a mega tsunami could survive. But now scientists
believe that we could be sitting on a time bomb, that sooner or later
one will destroy New York, Boston and Miami, and that nothing could stop it.

When was the biggest tsunami? The largest tsunami in recorded
history was in Lituya Bay, Canada, 1958. An earthquake measuring 8.3 on
the Richter scale caused 40 million cubic metres of rock to fall into
the sea. A wave more than half a kilometre high was created that surged
through the bay devastating all in its path. This was not even a
mega-tsunami, by these standards it was tiny, but it did show scientists
what sort of wave a small landslide could cause. But what would be the
effect of a big one?  Where have mega tsunamis occurred in the past?
Scientists hunted that world for sites that could potentially cause a
mega tsunami. They discovered that at least eleven mega tsunamis had
happened in the last 200,000 years, caused by island collapses in the
Hawaiian and Canary islands. Where is one likely to occur in the future?
The island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands off the coast of North
Africa, was discovered to be in great danger of collapsing. The island
is volcanic and during an eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in 1949
part of the island slipped a few metres into the sea before stopping.
Another eruption could cause the western flank of the island to collapse
in the Atlantic Ocean. When will a mega tsunami happen? No one knows. It
will happen during an eruption of Cumbre Vieja. It is an active volcano,
last erupting in 1949. However the next eruption may not destroy the
island, the next 10 may not. Only on thing is certain - one-day an
incredible force will surge through the Atlantic Ocean.  How big would
a mega tsunami be? It would be far bigger than any wave ever seen for
thousands of years. 500 billion tonnes of rock are waiting to collapse
into the ocean at terrific speed. The collapse would create nearly
5,000,000,000,000,000 (5 thousand trillion) joules of kinetic energy,
which would be converted into a colossal wave 900 metres high with
awesome speed - within ten minutes it would have moved 250 kilometres.
The landslide would continue to move underwater, powering the wave as it
goes. What damage would a mega tsunami cause? No coastline in the North
Atlantic would be spared. Britain, France, Spain and Portugal would all
be badly hit North Africa would be hit by 100 metre waves, but the main
wave would travel west. It would storm across the Atlantic in hours,
hitting the Caribbean and Brazil badly. However, the real damage would
be to the East coast of the USA.  By the time it had travelled the 4000
miles to America the wave would be lower and wider. It would now be just
50 metres high but many kilometres long, allowing it to sweep up to 20
miles in land, destroying everything in its path. Boston, New York and
Miami would virtually be wiped off the map. Skyscrapers would be
bulldozed as if they weren't there. Bridges would be ripped from their
foundations. And virtually every human in these cities would be killed.
> There would be indirect consequences around the world. The events of
the 11 September wiped millions off stock markets around the world. What
would be the effects of the destruction of not only the rest of New
York, but also the rest of the East Coast on the world's economies? How
can we stop a mega tsunami? Put simply, we can't. We have no technology
that can stop a volcano erupting, no support that can hold 500 billion
tonnes of rock and no barrier that can stop a wave moving at 500 miles
per hour. All we can do is evacuate. > But can we evacuate tens of
millions of people with just a few hours notice? Unless evacuation plans
were incredibly well thought out, no. Imagine New York's grid locked
streets trying to cope with every person in the city on them. The
alternative is evacuating when the volcano starts to erupt, possibly
giving a few weeks warning. However, the island may not collapse on the
next eruption, or even the next ten. Would we risk evacuating millions
of people on the off chance? Could we risk not to?


El Hierro (The Canary Islands) Earthquake Count Nears 10,000 - The number of earthquakes
recorded since July 17 , 2011 on El Hierro, the smallest of The Canary Islands, has almost reached 10,000, the Instituto
Geografico Nacional (IGN) reported on Friday. The IGN also confirmed surface deformations exceeding 35mm
on the 280-sqkm island, where residents have been put on alert for a possible volcanic eruption. The agency
confirmed on Friday that 858 earthquakes, most of them located in the sea to the SW of the island, have been
recorded in the 7 days since 30 September, 2011. During this period, 60 earthquakes were felt by the island’s
estimated 10,000 residents. The strongest of the tremors measured 3.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale. [A 4.3
occurred on Saturday.]

Since 17 July, 9639 earthquakes with epicentres both North and South of the NW Ridge and depths between 10
and 15 km have been recorded. Hierro, a shield volcano, has had a single historic eruption from the Volcan de
Lomo Negro vent in 1793. The eruption lasted approximately one month and produced lava flows. The recent
surge in the number and intensity of earthquakes prompted officials from the IGN and The Canary Islands
Government to raise the alert level for the Hierro volcano to ‘Yellow’ late last month. The alert remained in place
on Friday. Magma is now on the move upwards while the depth of earthquakes has become increasingly shallow
in recent days with most being recorded at a depth of 9 to 14 kilometres. Movement of magma towards the
surface signifies that a volcanic eruption is likely to happen, but the timing of such remains unclear. Any eruption
on El Hierro would most likely have a “low explosion value”.

Now the good thing about all this is, the second HIERRO goes, FEMA gives you televised warnings/ radio warnings about how many hours you have til the wave hits the east coast. You know from Fukushima, you just get away from the water.