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There appears to be differing opinions on the potential impact of La Palma on the eastern coast of the US. Other sources say that more research on the subject shows that the waves would taper off the farther they get from the island. Subduction zone earthquakes generally move a lot more water than coastline landslides. There have been destructive tsunamis due to landslides on the western Atlantic before (Newfoundland is a good example) but those were local and the most severe damage didn't extend very far.

https://www.pilotonline.com/news/article...c5da0.html

The USGS on its own website does not acknowledge landslides on the opposite side of the Atlantic as a tsunami risk for the eastern US. 

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pcmsc/scien...er_objects

There's no denying that a La Palma eruption and landslide could be locally devastating though. There's evidence of something similar happening in the Cape Verde Islands farther south. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch...mi/411970/

Yall were just asking why the USGS and news isn't talking much about this. My guess is they take the more conservative opinion that there isn't much to worry about, at least here.
(09-17-2021, 12:46 PM)Catherine Wrote: [ -> ]There appears to be differing opinions on the potential impact of La Palma on the eastern coast of the US. Other sources say that more research on the subject shows that the waves would taper off the farther they get from the island. Subduction zone earthquakes generally move a lot more water than coastline landslides. There have been destructive tsunamis due to landslides on the western Atlantic before (Newfoundland is a good example) but those were local and the most severe damage didn't extend very far.

https://www.pilotonline.com/news/article...c5da0.html

The USGS on its own website does not acknowledge landslides on the opposite side of the Atlantic as a tsunami risk for the eastern US. 

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pcmsc/scien...er_objects

There's no denying that a La Palma eruption and landslide could be locally devastating though. There's evidence of something similar happening in the Cape Verde Islands farther south. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch...mi/411970/

Yall were just asking why the USGS and news isn't talking much about this. My guess is they take the more conservative opinion that there isn't much to worry about, at least here.

I sincerely hope that the predictions I have read, which are worst case scenarios, BTW, are wrong and as I stated in my opening remarks to this thread, it could be just a ripple by the time it gets here or it could be much worse. One always prays for the best, but expects/plans for the worst.

As for USGS and the gov't in general, they also would not give, as a matter of policy, any alert to the US population, if there were an immediate (as in 'incoming') threat of nuclear attack. That would explain the USGS's lack of coverage while the European agencies are reporting the activity at La Palma (which is getting worse today, BTW).

Being in the cross-hairs of this event, I am watching intently and have had an interest in the 'event' since the first movement in the 70s that stopped slipping. What is disconcerting is that the activity is increasing and reports are of harmonic distortions being detected, which indicates significant magma activity under the island.

I think we must pray for a modification of the event, that the landslide is mitigated and the effects lessened. May God have mercy.
Quote:As for USGS and the gov't in general, they also would not give, as a matter of policy, any alert to the US population, if there were an immediate (as in 'incoming') threat of nuclear attack. That would explain the USGS's lack of coverage while the European agencies are reporting the activity at La Palma (which is getting worse today, BTW).

Yup. The minute such an alert got out, we'd have chaos as people would clog the roads going west.
I'm going to pray that everything remains in a fright, for the inhabitants of the island, who will be the most affected, and for other places that may be affected, I live on the southeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, and if it makes a tsunami, it could also affect here.
(09-17-2021, 02:11 PM)Drolo Wrote: [ -> ]I'm going to pray that everything remains in a fright, for the inhabitants of the island, who will be the most affected, and for other places that may be affected, I live on the southeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, and if it makes a tsunami, it could also affect here.

From things I have read, you may be spared a lot of this due to the Strait of Gibraltar's narrow access to the Mediterranean. The severity of it all depends on the magnitude of eruption and the mass of the earth that slides into the Atlantic. May God mitigate, for the least amount of damages, if the event takes place at all.
Things are getting into the strange. The warning buoys information from NDBC appears to be manipulated. Data is frozen, due to 4 out of 5 buoys covering the east coast are nonfunctional or otherwise 'out of order'. Check it out yourself: https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

These buoys do fail, especially after storms and there have been some significant storms in those areas recently.

The island has frozen the alert at yellow, rather than going to orange, the last before red. USGS still does not report EQ activity from La Palma.

Things may go real, and soon.
Video uploaded ca. 22.00 CST 17/09/21:

Video uploaded approx 18.30 CST 18/09/21.

The Volcano erupted. video inside the link:

Quote:https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/peo...021-09-19/

Red-hot lava spews from volcano on La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands


LA PALMA, Spain, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A volcano erupted on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma on Sunday, sending jets 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 begun evacuating the infirm and some farm animals from surrounding villages before the eruption at 3:15 p.m. (1415 GMT) on a wooded slope in the sparsely populated Cabeza de Vaca area, according to the islands' government.
Two hours later, with rivers of lava edging down the hillside, the municipality issued a mandatory evacuation order for four villages, including El Paso and Los Llanos de Aridane. Soldiers were deployed to help, and residents were asked to keep mobile phone use to a minimum.
Video footage showed fountains of red molten lava shooting into the sky, and plumes of smoke could be seen from across the island.

"In no circumstances go near the lava flow," the municipality warned residents. "If there is volcanic ash, stay in your houses."
Stavros Meletlidis, a doctor of volcanology at the Spanish Geographical Institute, said the eruption had opened up five fissures in the hillside and that he could not be sure how long it would last.

"We have to measure the lava every day and that will help us to work it out."

Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres told TVE that no injuries had been reported so far, but the municipality said several roads had collapsed.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted that he had postponed his trip to the United Nations General Assembly in New York and was on his way to La Palma.
Flights to and from the Canaries were continuing as normal, the airport operator Aena said.
La Palma had been on high alert after more than 22,000 tremors were reported in the space of a week in Cumbre Vieja, a chain of volcanoes that last had a major eruption in 1971 and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the Canaries.
The earliest recorded eruption in La Palma was in 1430, according to the Spanish National Geographical Institute (ING).

In 1971, one man was killed as he was taking photographs near the lava flows, but no property was damaged.
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(09-19-2021, 02:47 PM)Drolo Wrote: [ -> ]The Volcano erupted. video inside the link:

Quote:https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/peo...021-09-19/

Red-hot lava spews from volcano on La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands


LA PALMA, Spain, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A volcano erupted on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma on Sunday, sending jets 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 begun evacuating the infirm and some farm animals from surrounding villages before the eruption at 3:15 p.m. (1415 GMT) on a wooded slope in the sparsely populated Cabeza de Vaca area, according to the islands' government.
Two hours later, with rivers of lava edging down the hillside, the municipality issued a mandatory evacuation order for four villages, including El Paso and Los Llanos de Aridane. Soldiers were deployed to help, and residents were asked to keep mobile phone use to a minimum.
Video footage showed fountains of red molten lava shooting into the sky, and plumes of smoke could be seen from across the island.

"In no circumstances go near the lava flow," the municipality warned residents. "If there is volcanic ash, stay in your houses."
Stavros Meletlidis, a doctor of volcanology at the Spanish Geographical Institute, said the eruption had opened up five fissures in the hillside and that he could not be sure how long it would last.

"We have to measure the lava every day and that will help us to work it out."

Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres told TVE that no injuries had been reported so far, but the municipality said several roads had collapsed.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted that he had postponed his trip to the United Nations General Assembly in New York and was on his way to La Palma.
Flights to and from the Canaries were continuing as normal, the airport operator Aena said.
La Palma had been on high alert after more than 22,000 tremors were reported in the space of a week in Cumbre Vieja, a chain of volcanoes that last had a major eruption in 1971 and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the Canaries.
The earliest recorded eruption in La Palma was in 1430, according to the Spanish National Geographical Institute (ING).

In 1971, one man was killed as he was taking photographs near the lava flows, but no property was damaged.
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Lets hope this is an indication of prayers answered. I hope this is the end we all were waiting for, at least, those of us in the target zone if worse case was realized. Perhaps the lava filled and amalgamated the fissures into one, so as to stabilize the whole area. That would certainly be a big relief!

We shall see.
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