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Newly discovered fault on Mount Hood could trigger big quake

FILE--In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Oregon's Mount Hood, sporting a fresh coat of new snow, is lit through dispersing clouds by the setting sun as seen from Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)

Geologists say they've just discovered a fault line on Mount Hood, which could trigger a destructive quake.

And while the Cascadia Subduction Zone would cause The Big One, the Mount Hood quake would happen closer to the earth's surface.

That means it would be shorter, less than a minute in length, but strong enough to knock you off your feet.

The Mount Hood fault line is especially dangerous to places like Hood River, White Salmon and Government Camp.

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