Atlantic Quakes Could Trigger Mega-Tsunami
Dangerous developments in the bizarre Canary Islands earthquake swarm, which began in July, have the government of the small East Atlantic nation worried -- but the threat reaches far beyond, across the ocean to the U.S. East Coast.
Eleven years ago the BBC introduced the Canaries mega-tsunami theory to the English-speaking world in a broadcast special, since then rebroadcast widely and frequently, that named La Palma as the trigger for an Atlantic Apocalypse:
The mainstay theory seems perilously possible now, but the mainstream media is strangely silent about it. After airing the mega-tsunami scenario when it was an abstraction, why do they avoid it now that it's becoming an actuality? While it's bad for journalists to be an alarmist, it's far worse for them to not report an alarming possibility, or for his editors to bury their reports. While Internet investigators are ridiculed as conspiracy theorists, in the case of a possible mega-tsunami -- one that could liquidate millions of lives -- there is plainly a conspiracy of silence. After Fukushima, how can a journalist wave off a tsunami story?
The extracts below, from present to past, document the danger. They are from sources that differ about much, but agree about the danger of a mega-tsunami.
I dedicate this article to my friend and editor W. Leon Smith, the bravest American journalist of our troubled times. He practiced what he published, and paid the price in pain.