Diabhal Beag wrote: »
If an Asteroid or a meteorite hits the sea there would be a massive tremor and the waves would definitely hit Ireland.
stephendevlin wrote: »
Sure it would make much of a change the way the country is now lol.
Sergeant wrote: »
gatecrash wrote: »
The topography of the seabed, with the mid atlantic ridge precludes a tsunami form the mid atlantic fault line ever reaching Ireland as anything other than a slightly large swell.The Canary Island Collapse tsunami on the other hand.....
bc dub wrote: »
I'm not talking about today or this weekend, or basically because of what's going on now. But realistically could we get hit?
Having looked at this pic I can't see why we're any different to the rest?
Tabnabs wrote: »
Not good news I'm afraid.http://articles.cnn.com/2001-08-29/tech/tidal.wave_1_tidal-wave-tsunami-cumbre-vieja?_s=PM:TECH
The claim also was explored in a BBC docu-drama called End Day which went through several hypothetical scenarios of disastrous proportions.
However, the Tsunami Society (Pararas-Carayannis, 2002), published a statement stating "... We would like to halt the scaremongering from these unfounded reports..." The major points raised in this report include:
The claim that half of Cumbre Vieja dropped 4 m during the 1949 eruption is erroneous, and contradicted by physical evidence.
No evidence was sought or shown that there is a fault line separating a "block" of La Palma from the other half.
Physical evidence shows a 4 km long line in the rock, but the models assumed a 25 km (16 mi) line, for which no physical evidence was given. Further, there is no evidence shown that the 4 km long line extends beyond the surface.
There has never been an Atlantic megatsunami in recorded history.
In 2006 professor Jan Nieuwenhuis of Delft University of Technology simulated several volcanic eruptions and calculated it would take another 10,000 years for the flanks to become sufficiently high and unstable to cause a massive collapse.[
Mike 1972 wrote: »
prior to the unusually severe one which took place in the Pacific a few years back most people hadnt a clue what a Tsunami was.
dj jarvis wrote: »
the canary island is the most likely source if a tsunami is 2 hit ireland
its a huge mountain with massive cracks in it and they are saying its when and not if it will slide into the Atlantic ,
as it happens it is facing the south coast of ireland
talk of 40 meter waves resulting from this mountain slide
and by all accounts it would be bye bye cork waterford wexford and bristol and other south coast British towns
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its not if but when :eek:
boneyarsebogman wrote: »
There's always the threat of a Tsunami. Does this country have any plan in place for this eventuality?
LZ5by5 wrote: »
This is Ireland pal.
So of course not. :P
alexa5x5 wrote: »
Remember seeing something about this on National Geographic. Basically Cork would be destroyed. And much of the rest of the South would be severally damaged.
Dunjohn wrote: »
I think he means would anything bad happen.
Killer Pigeon wrote: »
Which coast? I think the east coast is pretty safe. North, west and south coast would be pretty f*cked if something happened in the Atlantic.
Oh isn't it great being in Dublin.
The three Storegga Slides are considered to be amongst the largest known landslides. They occurred under water, at the edge of Norway's continental shelf (Storegga is Norwegian for the "Great Edge"), in the Norwegian Sea, 100 km north-west of the Møre coast, causing a very large tsunami in the North Atlantic Ocean. This collapse involved an estimated 290 km length of coastal shelf, with a total volume of 3,500 km3 of debris. Based on carbon dating of plant material recovered from sediment deposited by the tsunami, the latest incident occurred around 6100 BC. In Scotland, traces of the subsequent tsunami have been recorded, with deposited sediment being discovered in Montrose Basin, the Firth of Forth, up to 80 km inland