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Tsunami in ancient Lake Tahoe

November 5, 2006

This recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle discusses some geologic research that indicates there was a massive underwater landslide in the ancestral Lake Tahoe sometime between 8,000 and 15,000 years ago. This slide, possibly triggered by an earthquake, created a tsunami that, if it happened today, would flood the low-lying populated areas.

Keep this in mind if you’re planning a ski vacation to Tahoe!

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