Looks like half a million people would die. Not from the lava. Not from the unbreathable air.
The resulting tsunami that would occur when huge amounts of land fell off the wall of the volcano into the Pacific Ocean would devastate Oahu, not to mention Maui and the other islands.
National Geographic did a ‘what if’ hypothetical situation that is enough to scare you to death if you live on Oahu. They do say during the course of the video that we should expect a tsunami like this now that the water levels are higher due to the warm climate of the earth.
Here is the amazing video of Oahu losing half it’s population fast:
Oh – almost forgot, they said this can be expected within the next 10 to 20,000 years. ;)
Still, tomorrow is within that time period, you know?