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EARTH MOVING UK Media Press Tsunami Panic Button

Friday October 13, 2017

EARTH MOVING UK Media Press Tsunami Panic Button

Recent seismic activity in the Canary Islands has been dramatically sensationalised in the UK media over the last few days. With stories appearing in papers such as the ever-reliable Daily Star and Daily Express, claiming imminent volcanic eruptions on La Palma are about to spark a world threatening mega Tsunami.

According to the UK media the entire population of the Canary Islands is now in an advanced state of panic after small scale earth quakes were recorded on La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria (relatively routine occurrences in this part of the world).  But there is zero evidence of that here on the ground, with the´story´barely gaining any column inches in local media at all and with all public services such as schools and hospitals operating as per normal.

However British hacks have chosen to conflate these rumblings into evidence that the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma is about to blow - sparking a mega Tsunami many hundreds of metres high that will wipe out the UK, Africa and parts of the US eastern seaboard.  

Volcanologists and experts in the Canaries have reacted with incredulity to these outlandish claims - pointing out that the cause of the earthquakes is not in fact tectonic - but a result of a build up of magma, making this doomsday scenario rather unlikely. Cumbre Vieja last erupted in 1971.

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