I am somewhat familiar with the concept of lakes created by earthquakes because of the large number of lakes created by the New Madrid earthquake along the Mississippi River in the mid-nineteenth century. I did not, however, realize how devastating it could be for an earthquake-created lake to suddenly crash through it’s new earthen dam and flood the downstream areas, especially in somewhat mountainous terrain where most of the homes are built in the valley or canyon. Here is a photo of a newly created lake in China that is threatening to (and no doubt soon will) crash through the new dam and send a wall of water and debris careening down the canyon devastating anything in its path.