12 Dec, 2016 @ 13:39
1 min read

Tsunami would wipe out New York, Miami and hit England if landslide takes place in Spain, researcher claims

Tsunami e

tsunamiA MEGA-TSUNAMI could destroy New York and Miami if a landslide takes place in Spain.

Researcher Dr Simon Day has predicted waves of up to 25 metres if there is a landslide in the Canary Islands.

The UK’s southwestern shoreline would also be battered by three metre waves if a landslide triggered on the Spanish archipelago, according to Day’s report.  

A researcher at UCL university in London, Day first raised his theory 15 years ago but was mocked by fellow researchers.

However, his findings are now being taken more seriously after four large tsunamis acorss the world since he published his report.   

He said: “It’s been fifteen years of controversy. There was a series of objections. But independent modelling has shown the same things as me.

“My response is it’s better to know so we can prepare.”

A spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said: “The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2009 Samoa tsunami, the 2010 Chile tsunami, the 2011 Tohoku (Japan) tsunami: In less than 10 years, these four events focused the world’s attention on the rare but very real threat of tsunamis.

“Major tsunamis do not happen often, but when they do, they can have a significant impact on life and property. Even small tsunamis, which are more frequent, can cause loss of life, injuries and considerable damage.”

Rob Horgan

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: newsdesk@theolivepress.es or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.


  1. This is old, not news and as Carlos mentions, the Canaries maybe Spanish because they exterminated the indigenous people, the Guanch but it is not Spain.

    • I’m canarian honey, let me say you than we’re a mixed population that’s pretty noticeable and well know aside than displayed through genetic studies , there was not exterminated people because Spanish are not British, better educate yourself before to talk, leave the crap for yourself.
      You are despisable, liar and manipulative.

      • I think you will find that Stuart maybe right as at the time of discovery it was land uninhibited. Nobody know’s how the canaries came about and where the tall blue eyed blond wenches came from, possibly from viking stock, definitely not from Spanish stock who are short fat dark haired and skin. Anyway you can read all about it on the internet. BTW Spanish conquests of lands where a murderous bunch so the Brits had to put a stop to it and one way was to plunder all their ill gotten gains of gold and silver. When Drake was told that the Spanish Armada was spotted close by as he was playing a game of bowls he became quite annoyed and replied, “I’ll sort those guys out once I’ve finished my game”. Hehe.

        • You’re missing the point carlos (as if!) The indigenous Spanish from the mainland, came and wiped out the Guanches, who had been there forever it seems. Light-skinned, even fair, they were brave and hardy. Some think their genes may live on in the invaders offspring. A simulated Guanche environment exists up in the hills of Gran Canaria. As much as is known of these unique people is available there. Overlooking some of the clumsier tableaux, the experience can be quite atmospheric and evocative.
          (Not sure where you were going with Drake though)

  2. Its the northern side of one of the ‘Spanish-owned’ Canary islands that is thought to be near to collapse…. and when it does, a huge land-mass will drop into the Atlantic, causing the wave to start west, north and east. The East side will hit the African continent soon after, but wont be at a particularly dangerous level, but south western UK will be hit by a sizeable wave that will cause much damage – but the eastern USA is liable to have one of the biggest waves ever known to hit with the resulting destruction of more or less everything in its wake. It is all theory, but theory based on many facts – and many experts have stated that it will happen one day…… they just have no idea as to when that day will be ……. BUT, its also not the biggest concern for mankind > try googling the problem that exists under Yellowstone national park in the USA …… involving an active super-volcano that, when it eventually erupts, is a planet-extinction event. However, as no one can change either of these 2 events or when they will happen – why worry !

    • Correct Ray, why worry. It’s also a fact that the Earth will eventually be destroyed by the sun and the many experts also don’t know when this will happen, but it will….one day. But I do believe before this happens human beings will do the dirty work first .

  3. `On earth whole countries will be in despair, afraid of the roar of the sea and the raging tides.` JESUS, speaking of the events just preceding his coming at the end of the world in final judgment, Luke 21:25b

    • 25 “There will be strange things happening to the sun, the moon, and the stars. On earth whole countries will be in despair, afraid of the roar of the sea and the raging tides. 26 People will faint from fear as they wait for what is coming over the whole earth, for the powers in space will be driven from their courses. 27 Then the Son of Man will appear, coming in a cloud with great power and glory. 28 When these things begin to happen, stand up and raise your heads, because your salvation is near.” …. 34 “Be careful not to let yourselves become occupied with too much feasting and drinking and with the worries of this life, or that Day may suddenly catch you 35 like a trap. For it will come upon all people everywhere on earth. 36 Be on watch and pray always that you will have the strength to go safely through all those things that will happen and to stand before the Son of Man.”

  4. Yomisma – a classic example of Spanish denial syndrome. If there was an inter-galactic contest in denial syndrome they would be 10/1 on.

    Paul, sunshine – the New Testamount was ‘drawn up’ by a bunch of misogynist Romans some 200 years after the supposed death of the Greek named sky pixie. |Obviously you like fairy stories, myself I prefer reality, it’s so much more interesting and totaly believeable.

  5. Some may benefit. Donald Trump may write off taxes from his losses of buildings at the US east coast. And voter populations for Democratic party may partially decrease.

    • “voter populations for Democratic party may partially decrease” That might explain Trump’s appalling appointment for the Environmental Protection Agency: promote the demise of Democrats.

    • Tell me Wolfgang, did Trump break any laws and for what reason don’t you believe the Republican majority will increase further as shown in the voting system in America. Would you be satisfied if Clinton took office, family’s that believe only those are fit to hold the title of being presidents.
      Times have changed Wolfgang and time to let the people take control, can’t do any worse if any.

  6. These are planetary events that will one day happen. However, that time is most likely going to be well past the time that everyone reading this had died ……. but if not, then life’s a bitch and regarding these planetary events, there is absolutely nothing that can be done to stop them happening, so we have to live with the problem (hopefully – lol) …….. the collapse of the small canary island is expected, the eruption of the super-volcano is expected – but both could be in thousands of years or in 5 minutes time ……. but if you have no options to avert these events, they become something we really dont need to worry about. There are a number of other planetary events that will also happen eventually and none of them are any good for human-kind – but while we have possession of the planet, we really should take more care of it and perhaps stop polluting it (which exists everywhere), blowing parts of it up (wars), breaking parts of it away (fracking, drilling, extracting etc) and generally abusing something that allows us to live on it for free (plus income tax that is). The planet is our most valuable asset, but for some reason, we (as separate countries) can never agree to look after it in a good & decent way and despite the efforts of many individuals, we collectively continue to abuse this asset, which can never be replaced for our children, grandchildren etc …….. Greed is the planets biggest problem, which is something greedy people will never realise > until its to late that is !

    • See, thing is Ray. If the Buddhists have it right, we are all due to come back again, in one form or another. If that’s true, self-interest should guide us, because we will be compelled to live in the world we’ve created. Perhaps that philosophy/world-view is one to pay attention to.
      Alternatively, we can live for today and sod the future.

  7. Ray,
    well said, we need the planet but the planet does’nt need us. The problem is that so many just dont’ care about tomorrow or as that classic poster from the 70s’ said – due to lack of interest tomorrow is cancelled.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

roca brothers e
Previous Story

Girona’s Roca brothers cook up a storm with documentary The Turkish Way

Hindu beers
Next Story

New Spanish brand of beer slammed for insulting Hindu religion

Latest from Environment

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press