In August, published a story about thedanger that an unstable volcano in the Canary Islands posedfor the United States, Canada, much of the European AtlanticCoast and the Caribbean.

Now scientist Bill McGuire of the Benfield Grieg HazardReswearch Center has told reporters that the danger posed bythe Cumbre Vieja volcano is serious. The volcano eruptsfrequently, and at some point a large part of its flank,which extends into the ocean, will collapse. It could happenin a year or a thousand years, but the problem is that noeffort is being made to monitor the volcano and thus, if thecollapse took place, there might be no warning at all untilwaves up to a hundred feet high began striking land.
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