Thursday, August 4, 2011

Will a mega tsunami hit the U.S. east coast soon?

Most people do not realize the tsunami danger the east coast of the Americas is in.  The entire east coast of North and South America is an area where scientists expect a major tsunami to occur due to the eruption / collapse of one or more of the volcanoes on El Hierro in the Canary Islands.

El Hierro has had over 700 earthquakes in the past week.  Most of them have been 1-3 magnitude on the Richter Scale and between 5-15 km deep.  Scientists have hypothesized that a collapse of one of the volcanoes would generate a mega tsunami which would hit the Americas in 5-6 hours.  The models show waves could reach 160 ft high (49m) or more and could extend 16 miles (25 km) inland devastating vast areas where it hits.

It will be interesting to see if 45P Honda (Comet Honda) or comet Elenin will have any affects due to gravitational changes on the El Hierro and other areas that are currently having earthquake swarms.

Remember, especially those further south (and especially south of the Equator) that 45P Honda should be visible and will be closest to the earth on august 15.  It would be a good time to go out and watch the skies in spite of the full moon on august 13

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