MEGATSUNAMI: Scientists Say Volcano Collapse Made 800ft Wave, Could Happen Again

Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence of a megatsunami that dwarfs anything humans have ever seen.

They say the sudden collapse of a volcano in the Cabo Verde Islands, off west Africa created a 244 m – 800-foot tsunami that engolfed an island more than 48 km (30 miles) away.

The massive collapse happened about 73 000 years ago at the Fogo volcano, one of the world’s largest and most active island volcanoes.

Today, the volcano is situated 2 829 m (9 300 feet) above the sea level, and erupts every 20 years. They warn the collapse of volcanoes could be far more catastrophic that previously thought. Read more.

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