China: Quake Lake

Michael from the Opposite End of China points out that the Sichuan earthquake has added a new lexicon “Quake lake” to the English speaking world.

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  • d2

    Hate to disagree, but Mike’s just too young to remember the earthquake that created Montana’s Quake Lake.

    The name isn’t *added* to the lexicon; it’s there, lying dormant since the 7.3 Yellowstone Earthquake in 1959 buried a public campground, stopped the Madison river and created a permanent lake. Heck, just wiki it up and you’ll find 2 or 3 articles about the quake, quake lake, etc.

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