I remember this program from a few months ago on the BBC. The point of it was that this is not a ‘dificult’ thing to do, but that it looks pretty inevitable, and that its happened several times before in various locations around the world.
The Volcano is basically swiss cheese - erosion and volcanic gas have made it unstable and its just waiting to fall into the sea. IIRC there was even a scientist guy who geologically mapped it and pointed out a big mother of a shear plane. The tsunami (well its not a tsunami exactly, just a big farking wave) will not be created by the mass of the rocks, but by the volume of air that’ll be dragged along with it as it falls.
(Horizon has gone a bit weird of late, every second program seems to be about the sky falling in in one way or another and how we’re all doomed. Still, that must be good for the ratings.)
As for OBL using an A-bomb to do it, well its possible, but I’d lose much more sleep over the natural disaster possibility.
And as for it affecting Europe and Africa, it turns out that the mountain is unstable on the western side of the island, and that the devastation on the eastern seaboard of the US would be caused by the wave having such a good ‘run up’ at it, so this side of the pond wouldn’t notice much at all, except for Fox going off the air.
And, on preview, what Jim said. Good book, which predates this proggy by several years. Wonder where he got the idea?