According to a new documentary, “La Gran Ola”, an earthquake in the region of Gulf of Cadiz could trigger a gigantic tsunami. The head of the Division of Oceanography of Spanish Ports, Begona Perez said: “The question is not whether there will be another tsunami, but when will it happen.”
According to the Daily star, Many experts believe that a devastating tsunami could strike Spain and Portugal ‘at any time.’
Emilio Carreno, director of the National Seismic Network said: “Some people won’t be saved because if you don’t have higher ground where you can go, you can’t do anything.” Tsunami alert system is not been able to detect a tsunami until it reaches out the shore.
1975 Lisbon Earthquake
Great Lisbon Earthquake is also known as the 1975 Lisbon Earthquake occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal on Saturday, 1 November. The earthquake in combination with Tsunami and fires the disaster almost totally destroyed Lisbon and the connecting areas.
Director Fernando Arroyo said: “It would affect hundreds of thousands of people and cause very high economic losses. For days, large areas could not be evacuated, there would be no electricity, no communications, no water, and entire cities such as Cadiz would have to be evacuated.”
Mr Arroyo further added: “What will happen when the tsunamis that in the past have ravaged the coasts of Spain and Portugal reoccur? Here, as in the Indian Ocean before 2004, we do not want to talk about this for fear of the consequences for tourism.”
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