“A magnitude 7 quake coming from the lake, though unlikely could cause tsunami like waves.”
What happens if the fault lines running under Lake Tahoe suddenly shift and a massive blast of tectonic energy is released at depth? Well, an inland tsunami is not out of the question and we ought to know it’s likelihood and safety protocols if the sandy shores start rumbling under your feet. California Geological Survey geologist Steve Bohlen had this to say:
“If you feel an earthquake for [an] extended period of time, you really ought to think about moving to higher ground as quickly as possible”.
Bohlen went on to say potential tsunamis aren’t something to sell your gazillion dollar lakefront house over but urged people to be prepared:
“Californians should have a safety kit with food, water…have a family plan of how to get together…when cellphones are down.”