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  • La Palma Volcano
  • Premier Icon seosamh77
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    Getting a bit lively.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Yeah, spotted that earlier. Had stopped spewing lava this morning but clearly got more to give.

    Premier Icon jamiemcf
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    The whole thing is tinged with a bit of sadness for me. I proposed there to my wife 10 years ago today. We didn’t spend much time at the south end. Isla Bonita.

    Premier Icon retrorick
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    I’m watching the live feeds. Interesting stuff.

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    I rode some awesome trails right near /around the eruption site back in 2016. Some probably destroyed forever now. Pales into insignificance compared to loss of homes though.
    Probably the favourite canary Island I’ve visited, so yeah it is a bit sad for me.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    As long as it doesn’t trigger the megatsunami slide, that would be a nuisance…

    Premier Icon alpin
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    As long as it doesn’t trigger the megatsunami slide, that would be a nuisance…

    Exciting, mind.

    Premier Icon esselgruntfuttock
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    As long as it doesn’t trigger the megatsunami slide.

    We went a few years ago. The Volcan de San Antonio visitoe centre was very interesting & the tsunami was very much mentioned. It is however a worst case scenario.
    IIR the threat of the side of the island slipping into the sea won’t be caused by an eruption as such but by water in the rock strata being superheated very quickly & expanding, therefore potentially cracking the whole side of the island.
    Can’t remember the figures but something like 500 cubic Km of solid mass could slide into the sea, providing surfers on the US Eastern seaboard with the chance of a lifetime opportunity.

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