An interesting article talking about natural events that will have catastropic global consequences. The emphasis is on a piece of rock in the Canary Islands that if it plops into the sea will cause a tsunami that will devastate the margins of the Atlantic Ocean:
If Cumbre Vieja volcano erupts, it may send a rock slab the size of a small island crashing into the sea, creating a huge tidal wave, or tsunami.
Walls of water 300 feet high would travel to the US at the speed of a jet.
Within three hours, the wave would swamp the east coast of Africa, within five hours it would reach southern England and within 12 it could hit America’s east coast.
The rock is in the process of slipping into the sea, but the trigger that sends it into the Atlantic is likely to be an eruption of Cumbre Vieja. According to Professor McGuire, Cumbre Vieja could blow “any time”.
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New York, Washington DC, Boston and Miami would be almost wiped out by the tsunami generated by the insecure rock falling into the Atlantic.
I say we launch a pre-emptive war on Mother Nature. Strike first, ask questions later!