In my last report on the extremely worrying situation in the Canary Islands, I revealed that nearly 9,000 earthquakes was registered in just the past ten weeks. A trend that has forced the National Geographic Institute to commence a geological study of the epicentre of the tremors. Local officials admitted that the origin of the seismic movements could be volcanic. Yesterday, the website for the government, issued the following note, indicating an elevation in the alert level to yellow for the El Hierro volcano:
Considering the volcanic hazards involves a series of actions to be undertaken sequentially has established a worldwide warning system for the population based on the selection of three colors (green, yellow and red). In this way the population may adopt certain behaviors based on a symbol that are easy to understand color. We must continue in the case of each of them, the recommendations relating thereto. - Government of Canarias.It should be noted that the vast majority of the tremors have been recorded in the northwest area of the 278.5-square-kilometre island at El Golfo, the location of a massive landslide that created a 100-metre high tsunami almost 50,000 years ago. Importantly, earthquake swarms around a volcano are often precursors to volcanic eruptions, as such scientists are worried that there is a distinct possibility that this will eventually create a mega-tsunami that will kill millions of people who live within miles of the Atlantic Ocean. Is it possible that if there is a volcanic eruption, the half-trillion ton western flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano will surely slide into the Atlantic Ocean, creating a mega-tsunami wave that will hit the American East Coast?
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