Massive Portugal earthquake today, would devastate much of Britain

Dangerous quake zone: The city of Lisbon was ripped open by the 1755 earthquake which left fissures 15  feet wide in the city center.
July 17, 2013BRITAINSwathes of Britain could be left totally underwater by a tsunami in the Atlantic Ocean, it has been claimed. An earthquake off Portugal could trigger disastrous levels of flooding along the coast of the UK, scientists have said. The Isles of Scilly and parts of Cornwall would be worst hit if there were a repeat of the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. Experts believe that a quake similar to the devastating one 250 years ago would send a 10ft wall of water towards the UK. The tsunami would crash over the tip of Cornwall within a few hours – leaving much of the coast underwater and wiping the tiny Scilly Isles off the map. The prospect of the natural disaster was raised at a meeting of the Devon and Cornwall Local Resilience Forum, which includes police, town planners and emergency services. Members of the LRF told the meeting they fear Britain could suffer its own version of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. They want an early warning system to alert bathers and people living on the coast, similar to technology used across Asia and America. Britain was last hit by a tsunami in 1755, the year of the great Lisbon earthquake, the meeting in Bristol was told. In the event of an earthquake in the Atlantic, the public would currently rely on the British Geological Survey to register the quake and the arrival of a subsequent wave at nearby Portugal. Neil Hamlyn, LRF coordinator in Devon and Cornwall, said: ‘The Isles of Scilly could be affected greatly, the islands could be covered and disappear.’
The 1755 Lisbon earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas and had a magnitude in the range of 8.5 on the Richter scale. Under the Civil Contingencies Act of 2004, the UK maintains a National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies. The very high risk table is currently topped by pandemic flu, terrorist attacks and coastal flooding, though the last major civil flooding emergency was on the east coast in 1953. Mr Hamlyn says a tsunami is in the top 20 of the second category of high risks. Other uniquely regional threats include a nuclear submarine incident at Devonport dockyard and possible contamination from old tin mines in Cornwall. –Daily Mail
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15 Responses to Massive Portugal earthquake today, would devastate much of Britain

  1. Emanni says:

    How many wells are leaking around the world?

    “Badly leaking natural gas well” in Gulf of Mexico — “Barely a trace of marine life in this area… We are seriously starting to wonder where all the life has gone”

    OnWingsOfCare Gulf of Mexico Flyover – Ship Shoal 225 Gas Well Leak


  2. Dave says:

    You say that like its a bad thing. From what I’ve been reading England needs a good flushing.


    • Paul says:

      Thats Westminster and the Square mile that houses the Crown corporation…


    • Moira Cross says:

      I agree with Dave. Gay Marriages have just become Law here. Herterosexual Marriage we are told is now on the decline and the possibility of babies being raised in Test Tubes while Mum goes to work and pops in after work to view progress is the next step.God is only brought out of the drawer on Sundays and then dusted and put back (and that is only to ease the conscience of the parents – not the Teenagers!!) We need God’s intervention to knock us all of our downward slippery slope of vanity/selfishness/ and apathy. A nice Tsunami or an Earthquake or two would fit the Bill.


    • Rosie says:

      Dave – that’s made me smile!!! From a Londoner.


  3. marybell says:

    No What Ifs..Just wait til it happens and then report it.


  4. svartvatten says:

    “Massive Portugal earthquake today, would devastate much of Britain”: Easy way to make rumors or unrest people.
    “What if’s” are easy stuff. What about that volcano in Germany, in the Eiffel mountains. When it explodes whole west Europe will be destroyed, same in Italy near Napoli. It only happen once in the 10.000 or 10 miljon year, but when it happens …….


  5. S says:

    Does anyone else find it interesting or even have noticed that there have been a number of ‘warnings’ issued lately regarding what will happen should a large quake occur. It’s as if they are in a sense letting us know something is coming but won’t come straight out and say something. Since July 9th they have warned of Taiwan being devastated if there’s a large, quake, Mount Fuji erupting if there’s cracks caused by large quake, India long overdue for a large quake and now this. Methinks something wicked this way comes…
    Peace & light to all!


  6. Helen Parks says:

    exactly what quatrain 10 10 (the last published quatrain)
    is all about
    The great empire will be for England
    The all-powerful one for more than three hundred years: dating method
    Great forces to pass by sea and land (great force by the sea and by the land)
    The Lusitanians (Portuguese) will not be happy thereby


  7. Texas Listening Post, Tony says:

    Maybe the tsunami mentioned in this article is how the prediction made by Eager Casey that the UK will sink into the sea in blink of an eye will happen.


  8. Bone Idle says:

    People forget about tectonic activity around the Mediterranean area.
    Between 1900 and 1920 over 20,000 people were killed in Italy alone from large earthquakes.
    Mt Vesuvius has the potential to cause mayhem with millions of people living in very close proximity. Another eruption similar to the one that buried Pompei would be catastrophic.

    I would also suggest that most of the population of the areas that have the potential for disaster as a result of another event similar to Lisbon 1755 are not even aware of the danger.


  9. Ahmad Aleem says:

    Sobhan Allah
    mega quake occur away from point of alarm
    may Allah save us


  10. Klaudio Vinkerlic says:

    The shine of Earth’s Aureola is to low in the Universe. so no wonder if History replay.


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