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Roger E. Moore
2018-Oct-11, 12:59 PM
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-geosea-array-mount-etna-southeastern.html

Tsunamis are likely. Does not look like it will happen now, but it will eventually.

geonuc
2018-Oct-11, 01:27 PM
How did you conclude that a tsunami is likely? The study's authors state that they could not predict if and when a catastrophic collapse would occur. At present, all they can determine is that the SE flank (not 'Mt Etna') is slumping into the water.


The entire slope is in motion due to gravity. It is therefore quite possible that it could collapse catastrophically, which could trigger a tsunami in the entire Mediterranean," explains Professor Heidrun Kopp, coordinator of the GeoSEA array and co-author of the study. However, the results of the study do not allow a prediction whether and when such an event might occur.

Roger E. Moore
2018-Oct-11, 02:59 PM
How did you conclude that a tsunami is likely? The study's authors state that they could not predict if and when a catastrophic collapse would occur. At present, all they can determine is that the SE flank (not 'Mt Etna') is slumping into the water.

News reports, like this one from Live Science.

https://www.livescience.com/63802-mount-etna-could-collapse.html

geonuc
2018-Oct-11, 04:06 PM
News reports, like this one from Live Science.

https://www.livescience.com/63802-mount-etna-could-collapse.html

That one doesn't say a tsunami is likely either, or that's it's inevitable.

Roger E. Moore
2018-Oct-11, 05:32 PM
https://www.sciencealert.com/italy-s-collapsing-volcano-unleash-deadly-tsunamis-scientists-warn-mount-etna-europe-sicily-most-active-magma

Science Alert.