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Mini Earthquakes Under Volcano In Canary Islands Spark Local Panic.

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    The Island Of La Palma has experienced at least 300 mini earthquakes in recent weeks. 2.7 on the Richter scale recorded, 17 miles underground and has sparked panic to some 86,000 residents locally.

    The fear that CUMBRE VIEJA may erupt has been talked about for many years since it's last eruption in 1971. The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands reported the ground had risen 1cm in the South and 3.5cm upwards due to Magma over the past year. They are continuing to review the situation.

    Scientists/Geologists over the years have predicted that if Cumbre Vieja was to erupt, a piece of land the size of the Isle Of Man, would collapse into the Atlantic, initially creating a wall of water double the size of the Empire State Building. The tidal surge would then spread out in different directions at speeds of up to 500 mph.
    The coast of West Africa would been hit by a 350 foot tall wave within an hour.
    Coastal devastation would also occur in Southern Spain, Portugal and France.
    The UK and Ireland Southern coasts, 3-4 hours later, could have waves up to 10 feet tall sweeping a mile inland.
    The East Coast Of the USA would face a catastrophe. 8 hours after the eruption, Waves between 80- 100 feet high could travel up to 20 miles inland and the cities of New York, Boston and Miami flooded.
    The Caribbean and parts of the South American Atlantic coasts would also see destruction.

    But, scientists have stressed that such an event may not occur for hundreds or even thousands of years to come. And there is no need for panic.

    One expert was asked if the event will occur in our lifetime and he said. 'No.'
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