El Hierro Volcano activity report

A cluster of minor earthquakes have been detected under an active volcano in the Canary Islands, which suggests magma movement. This movement may be connected to an imminent eruption.
The part people are freaking out about is the low but non-zero probability that an eruption could set off a massive landslide. This landslide could generate a mega-tsunami that would devastate basically everything on the coast of the North Atlantic. This will be interesting to watch. Might not want to book that summer shore getaway just yet till this thing settles down. If this did slide into the ocean after an eruption, 20 cubic kilometres of rock, weighing 500 billion tonnes – twice the size of the Isle of Wight – it would fall into water almost 4 miles deep and create an undersea wave 2000 feet tall. Within five minutes of the landslide, a dome of water about a mile high would form and then collapse, before the Mega Tsunami fanned out in every direction, travelling at speeds of up to 500 mph. A 330ft wave would strike the western Sahara in less than an hour. The east coast of the continental USA would be hit hours later.
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