|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
I recently watched a TV programme describing how the collapse of the western side of the volcanic island of Las Palmas (I think) in the Canary Islands could trigger a mega-tsunami of over 100m which would travel across the Atlantic and strike the easter coast of the US. The collapse would be triggered by an erruption heating the water trapped inside the volcano and causing it to expand and push the wester half of the island into the sea. I got to thinking that this would be a cool James Bond movie plot - would it be possible for a mad scientist (no pun intended!) to trigger such an event? How would one go about it? Cheers!
Re: Can someone artificially trigger a mega-tsunami from Las Palmas?
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