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