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Title: "...a great mountain burning with fire..." 
Submitted by: David
Date: October, 2000 
URL: http://philologos.org/bpr/files/m008.htm

"...a great mountain burning with fire..."

Revelation 8:8 (KJV)  And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

Dear all,

There's a story on the net at the moment, i.e. 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_966000/966968.stm 

about the potential for a volcano on La Palma to 'crash into the sea'.

The story, in part, is as follows:

"Geologists have told the UK Government that the country risks being hit by a giant wave of water that could destroy many coastal communities. Experts at University College London (UCL) have contacted the science minister Lord Sainsbury to warn him that a collapsing volcano in the Canary Islands could send a wall of water, hundreds of metres high, sweeping out over the Atlantic Ocean.

"Their research suggests the Caribbean and the east coast of the US would take the brunt of the devastation, but high water could also submerge large parts of the west coast of Britain.

"Although the event may not happen for thousands of years, the scientists think the government should take the issue at least as seriously as it has the possibility of the Earth being struck by a large asteroid.

"Early warning

"Last month, Lord Sainsbury took delivery of an expert report on the threat posed to our planet by so-called Near Earth Objects (NEOs). The report said the UK should lead the way in creating an early warning system to help defend the planet.

"Dr Simon Day, of Benfield Greig Hazard research Centre, UCL, says the western flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma is unstable and could collapse during a major eruption. This might send half a trillion tonnes of rock crashing into the sea at once.

"Modelling by colleagues in Switzerland shows that such a landslide could trigger a so-called mega-tsunami, which has an initial wave height of 650 metres (2,130 feet) and moves out over the ocean at speeds up to 720 km/h (450 mph).

"By the time such a wave crossed the Atlantic, its power would have diminished but it could still wreak havoc up to 20 kilometres (12 miles) inland."

Just another possibility for Revelation 8:8 — And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea. And the third part of the sea became blood.

Cheers 
David

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