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Posted by M.W.Pearson on May 4, 2003 20:10:13 UTC

Our weekend visitor witnessed the early 60s Yn. megaquake.
Phill forwarded from BBC:
"...any time in the next few thousand years a huge section of southern La Palma, weighing 500 thousand million tonnes, will fall into the Atlantic ocean.
What will happen when the volcano on La Palma collapses? Scientists predict that it will generate a wave that will be almost inconceivably destructive, far bigger than anything ever witnessed in modern times. It will surge across the entire Atlantic in a matter of hours, engulfing the whole US east coast, sweeping away everything in its path up to 20km inland. Boston would be hit first, followed by New York, then all the way down the coast to Miami and the Caribbean."

That's important! Our national (and world)economic system could
find a worthwhile major focus in retro-fitting various kinds of infrastructure survivability.

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