La Palma volcano (Canary Islands) activity update: Yellow alert for Cumbre Vieja Volc
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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.
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RE: La Palma volcano (Canary Islands) activity update: Yellow alert for Cumbre Vieja Volc - by Catherine - 09-17-2021, 12:46 PM



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