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Lake Tahoe fault overdue for big quake

LAKE TAHOE (KGO) — State of the art technology is giving us new insight into the potential for a major earthquake at Lake Tahoe. It could be big, and it could be followed by a giant wave of water.

We tend to think of tsunamis happening after an earthquake in the ocean. But a similar wave can actually occur on a lake — especially one as deep as Lake Tahoe. Scientists say they don’t want to scare anyone, but they want us to be ready.

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