La Palma, Canary Islands

Atlantic Ocean Mega-tsunami Theory

October 10, 2017

I read about the La Palma Tsunami Scenario, and watched the BBC video below in the year 2000. Two geologists hypothesized that during a future eruption, the western flank of Cumbre Vieja, could slide into the Atlantic Ocean potentially generating a giant wave which they termed a "megatsunami". The wave would radiate out across the Atlantic and inundate the eastern seaboard of North America including the American, the Caribbean and northern coasts of South America some six to eight hours later.

Something about it connected me to end times as they would affect the Atlantic seaboard and ultimately the destruction of Earth's tectonic plates as the Pacific Ring of Fire would also crumble into the sea. I always pay attention to the increase in earthquake activity in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, most recently a 5.9. Today I found the following article which really triggered me.

Canary Island La Palma experiences 40 tremors in 48 hours as scientists keep a close eye on its active volcano   Daily Mail - October 10, 2017
The Canary island of La Palma is currently the most volcanically active of the Canary Isles. Last weekend dozens of mini-earthquakes, were recorded. More than 40 tremors were recorded in just 48 hours, all between 1.5 and 2.7 on the Richter scale. However, the earthquakes took place at such depth under the sea that residents on the island did not feel them. They had never recorded a similar swarm since monitoring began on La Palma. This event has been dubbed a seismic swarm. The largest of the tremors, which took place at 1pm on Saturday hit 2.7 on the Richter scale and was located at a depth of 17.4miles. In the following hours, another ten tremors were recorded, taking the total of mini-earthquakes until Tuesday to 50.

Off the Coast of Portugal, the Earth's Crust Might Be Peeling in Two   Live Science - May 7, 2019
In 1969, a giant earthquake off the coast of Portugal kicked up a tsunami that killed over a dozen people. Some 200 years prior, an even larger earthquake hit the same area, killing around 100,000 people and destroying the city of Lisbon.Two earthquakes in the same spot over a couple hundred years is not cause for alarm. But what puzzled seismologists about these tremors was that they began in relatively flat beds of the ocean - away from any faults or cracks in the Earth's crust where tectonic plates slip past each other, releasing energy and causing earthquakes.