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NEW YORK MIGHT FACE WATERY END
By LEONARD GREENE

December 28, 2004 -- It hardly raised a ripple when it was reported over the summer, but news that a tsunami could one day hit New York is suddenly getting a second look. Several months ago, geologists raised concerns that an unstable flank of a volcano in the Canary Islands off the coast of Western Africa could slide into the sea and send giant waves across the Atlantic at the speed of a jumbo jet.

Within three hours, the wave could swamp the west coast of Africa. Within five hours, it could hit southern England, and within 12 hours, it could build up enough force to wipe out the U.S. East Coast, including New York, Washington, Boston and Miami, according to a British researcher.

"Eventually, the whole rock will col lapse into the water, and the collapse will devastate the Atlantic margin," said Bill McGuire, of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Center.

"We need to be out there now looking at when an eruption is likely to hap pen . . . other wise there will be no time to evacu ate major cities."

McGuire said close monitoring of the site might give two weeks warning of the disaster. But that was before funding of the seismology project in the region dried up several years ago.

Scientists at the time of McGuire's August study paid little attention to the warning, largely because the volcano in question has been dormant since 1971, even though it erupts every 20 to 200 years.
 

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I have read about this scenario several years ago. How would we prepare for something like this? Supposedly there is a very large section of one of the islands tah is currently moving away form the rest of the island. It is one side of the valcano. If it move suddenly it would be catastropihc.
 

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I can hear it now....

Another SHTF thread

What if a huge tidal wave hits the east coast......
What gun would you bring....

LMAO
 

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NEW YORK MIGHT FACE WATERY END


Would tht be so bad?
 

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Wonder why all of a sudden people are interested in Tsunamis?
 

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Well it is a Blue state. Why do you think that most conservatives live inland.
 

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ah the though of NY, boston wiped out along with the liberals, doesn't sound all that bad.........we need one on the west coast that will totally obliterate commiefornia.
 

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W.T. Sherman said:
ah the though of NY, boston wiped out along with the liberals, doesn't sound all that bad.........we need one on the west coast that will totally obliterate commiefornia.
Sounds real funny as a joke. But, I don't think 20- 30 million people potentially being killed would be that funny. Hell it would swamp the entire eastern seaboard, not just NYC, Boston, and other liberal areas.
 

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Strange Destiny said:
Sounds real funny as a joke. But, I don't think 20- 30 million people potentially being killed would be that funny. Hell it would swamp the entire eastern seaboard, not just NYC, Boston, and other liberal areas.
Yep, we're already so below sea level a volcanic sneeze could easily drown us :eek:
 

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Moving back to the Rocky's is looking better and better all the time.
 

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I'm at about 870 feet above sea level. If it get's to me there's gonna be a heck of a bunch of dead people.
 
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