Posted by Mencey
OK, a smidgen of hyperbole, because it’s between 4 and 5 millimetres per year, and so will not contribute much to a saving in fuel for airlines. Anyway, it will never get there because Africa will get there first, and there will be nobody around to witness the crash anyway because when a really serious pandemic happens, the present behaviour of our species clearly demonstrates there being no chance of surviving it.
The reason I mention all this is because this tectonic plate movement is the cause of a series of earthquakes felt in Granada (That’s a region of Spain, you know, not an ancient TV channel), causing at least 3 roof tiles to break and I suspect causing much alarm in Granadian chickens, who don’t like earthquakes generally. I confess also to not being quite certain that when Africa moves around, the Canary Islands go with it, so if any geologists choose to correct me, please feel free.
These monumentally urgent issues are addressed in This article in El País