Scientists warn dormant Russian volcano waking up and could cause Pompeii-like devastation

Last year, researchers said the Cumbre Vieja volcano, near tourist hotspot Tenerife, could be close to erupting and triggering a deadly tsunami.

Experts warned a huge tidal wave could be created by landslides, unleashing even more devastation on unsuspecting people.

Professor Stephen Sparks, of the University of Bristol, said at the time: “In some cases, you can get gigantic landslides when part of the island essentially collapses into the sea.

“And you can get tsunamis from that and they’re quite significant.

“In neighbouring islands, they could be enormous.”

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