ADVISORY NOTICE: Potential Atlantic Megatsunami

Date of Notice: January 23, 2018

For years, scientists have been concerned about the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma Island (Canary Islands). The unstable western flank of the volcano is poised to break free and slide into the Atlantic Ocean. When this landslide happens, it may generate a “megatsunami” impacting the Americas, Europe and other Atlantic coastal regions. The extent of the damage inflicted on far shores will depend on whether the collapse occurs in a single large event, or in a series of smaller events. In Cumbre Vieja’s previous summit eruption in 1949, the unstable western flank slipped by more than three meters before stopping in its current position. Scientists believe there is a high probability that Cumbre Vieja will collapse in a future eruption.

Recent work by a team of over twenty Controlled Remote Viewers at the Husick Group LLC points to the potential for a La Palma landslide and megatsunami to occur in the near future, and to substantially impact the Americas, Europe and other Atlantic coastal regions. In a replicability exercise, the Sublime Remote Viewing Group was engaged to conduct an independent remote viewing of near-term seismic activity at La Palma, and the results from the six-member Sublime team were consistent with the megatsunami scenario described by the Husick Group. Below you will find more detailed information about the Remote Viewing findings, what scientists have to say, and emergency preparation steps you can take.

While the Husick Group is not issuing a firm prediction as to the timing of this event, or even a firm prediction that it will definitely occur, it is worth noting that several Viewers reported heightened activity in the March-April 2018 timeframe. It is also worth noting that La Palma experienced an unusual swarm of over 300 tremors in October 2017, consistent with concerns about near-term seismic activity in this area.

Multiple locations on the Atlantic coast of America and Europe were viewed in connection with the next significant seismic event from La Palma, and all were found to have wave-related damage and human casualties as a result of the event.

Viewing results also indicate that the coming event has a man-made causal element, with drilling or tunneling activities being involved. Several Viewers also reported perceptions of projectiles, electromagnetic or sound waves, and satellites, although the exact relationship of these elements to a seismic event was not entirely clear. Communications with scientific and engineering experts who are familiar with the La Palma situation have confirmed that it is theoretically possible for certain types of human activities to trigger a landslide of sufficient size to generate a megatsunami from this location.

The Husick Group has contacted, and continues to reach out to, various government agencies regarding steps that might be taken to assess the risk, prevent a man-made trigger and/or to prepare for a megatsunami striking the Atlantic coast.



“Megatsunami” is a term used for an exceptionally large wave created by a large, sudden displacement of land into a body of water. Megatsunamis have quite different features and scale from ordinary tsunamis. Ordinary tsunamis, caused by underwater movement of the earth’s tectonic plates, have shallow waves out at sea, and the water rises up into a wave as the sea floor becomes shallow near land. In contrast, megatsunamis occur when a very large amount of material suddenly falls into the water, as may occur during a massive landslide from the side of a volcanic island into the sea. Megatsunamis can have extremely high initial wave heights – far beyond any ordinary tsunami – as the water is pushed upwards and outwards by the displacement. A megatsunami wave can propagate across vast stretches of open ocean and arrive with devastating impact on far shores.

Scientists have modeled what will happen when the unstable western flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma eventually breaks off and slides into the sea. Should the maximum potential land mass break off in a single event, 500 km3 of rock (roughly equivalent to a cube that is 5 miles long on each edge) would slide into the Atlantic Ocean, sending an enormous wave towards the East Coast of North America, as well as much of coastal Latin America and Europe. Models indicate that distant shores could be struck by a wave up to 40 meters (meters!) high, which would travel many miles inland.

The geological characteristics that make La Palma the likely source of a future megatsunami are depicted below:

GRAPHIC 1-Potential Atlantic Megatsunami

Source: Steven N. Ward and Simon Day, Potential Collapse and Tsunami at La Palma, Canary Islands. Copyright 2001, American Geophysical Union.


The progression of the La Palma megatsunami modeled by scientists is depicted below:

GRAPHIC-2 -Potential Atlantic Megatsunami
Source: Steven N. Ward and Simon Day, Potential Collapse and Tsunami at La Palma, Canary Islands. Copyright 2001, American Geophysical Union.

According to scientists, a megatsunami emanating from La Palma could happen tomorrow or thousands of years from now, and could happen in a single catastrophic event or in a series of smaller events. However, there seems to be little disagreement among experts that a break off of the unstable western flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma WILL HAPPEN. It also appears possible that human activity can accelerate the timeline of this inevitable event.

Ordinary tsunamis – such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed over 250,000 people and the 2011 tsunami that struck Fukushima, Japan and led to a nuclear meltdown – occur with some frequency. In contrast, thousands of years can pass between one megatsunami and the next. Additionally, even ordinary tsunamis are rare in the Atlantic region compared with those occurring in the Pacific and other regions. For these reasons, many people assume that the Atlantic coast is not at risk for tsunamis, and have not even considered the possibility of a megatsunami. Little has been done to prepare, even though the La Palma megatsunami modeled by scientists could wipe out population centers and wreak environmental havoc on a scale that is orders of magnitude larger than the events recently experienced in the Indian Ocean and Fukushima.


What you can do…

Step 1: Load one or more earthquake notification applications onto your cell phone.

Go to the app store on your cell phone and search for one of the apps listed below. Be sure to “allow notifications.” Once the app is installed, your cell phone should display a pop-up message alerting you in the event of an earthquake or a volcanic eruption.

  • Earthquake
  • QuakeFeed Earthquakes
  • Earthquake Tsunami Pro
  • ubAlert – Disaster Alert Network


If you receive an alert with any of the following locations, pay attention and begin to evacuate if you are in a danger zone. Don’t hesitate. Notify your friends and loved ones while in route.

  • The Canary Islands
  • La Palma Island
  • Cumbre Vieja Volcano


Even if you totally dismiss concerns about an Atlantic megatsunami happening in your lifetime, loading such an app on your phone is a prudent step. If the unthinkable occurs, you will be among the first to become aware.

Step 2: Pre-plan an evacuation route.

The route should take you away from the coast and towards high ground. Discuss the plan with your family in advance, especially if family members may be separated at work, school, etc. when an event occurs.

How much time will you have? View the app or listen to the news. What time did the initial landslide event occur? Be sure to account for differences in time zones. Plan on the tsunami beginning to hit coastal Europe as early as 2 hours after the landslide, and coastal America as early as 6 hours after the landslide.

Step 3: If you or your house is in a threatened area, have a “go-bag” packed and ready to go.

This go-bag should contain your important papers, medicines and any essentials you would need if you are away from your home for an extended period of time. Depending on the magnitude of the event and your home’s elevation and proximity to the coast, your house may be a complete loss.

Step 4: Warn others.

Because tsunamis in the Atlantic are exceedingly rare, most facilities that would be impacted by an Atlantic megatsunami are unprepared for such an event. In addition to the immediate casualties that would occur in connection with a megatsunami, long-term environmental hazards could result from nuclear facilities that melt down, facilities with biohazard containments that are breached, oil drilling/refining facilities or chemical plants that spill, etc. Sites of priceless historical and cultural significance – museums, galleries, libraries – would be in the direct path of the wave. Sites critical to the economy – stock exchanges, banks, government and financial records, communications and transportation infrastructure – could be disrupted or destroyed. Depending on the size of the event, the immediate aftermath could involve a large-scale humanitarian crisis, as sanitation, shelter, food and water, and medical care are in short supply and difficult to distribute. While it is not realistic to think that everyone and everything can be saved, at least some measures to mitigate the worst effects of such an event can be developed in advance.

If you have connections with personnel in government, business, or other fields who have responsibility for facilities or activities that would be adversely impacted, please encourage them to review their emergency procedures in the context of a potential Atlantic megatsunami. Procedures that contemplate disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes may be insufficient to deal with the unique issues raised by a megatsunami – especially if the maximum modeled event occurs, with a wave that is over 100 feet in height and that penetrates several miles inland.

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Although the Controlled Remote Viewing used by Viewers at the Husick Group LLC is a powerful, scientifically developed tool that has produced valuable and accurate information on many other projects, there is still much that is not yet understood about how CRV works, especially when applied to future events. The future is not set in stone, particularly when the decisions and actions of human agents may play a role in determining outcome.

The results provided in the written session work of a Viewer – even a well-trained, experienced Viewer with a strong track record –  are rarely 100% accurate. The discussion above relating to a potential Atlantic megatsunami is based on those items of information where there is reasonably strong consensus among multiple Husick Group Viewers and Sublime Viewers.

Like the scientists who have studied the potential of a La Palma megatsunami, the Husick Group LLC is not predicting a precise date or magnitude of a coming event. However, results reported by the large majority of Viewers at the Husick Group LLC – and independently reported by Viewers at the Sublime Remote Viewing Group –  indicate that preparations for a significant, near-term event would be prudent.

For more information about the limitations of CRV, and the cautions to be applied when considering CRV results, please see the “What is Remote Viewing?” section of this website.



Official Husick Group statements and updates on this topic will be posted on this website.