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Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the Northwest Region of Cameroon,...

wikipedia - 13 Sep 2016
Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, located about 315 km (196 mi) northwest of Yaoundé. Nyos is a deep lake high on the flank of an inactive volcano in the Oku volcanic plain along the Cameroon line of volcanic activity. A volcanic dam impounds the lake waters.
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Lake Nyos disaster: 31years gone but the wounds are hard to heal

Cameroon Radio Television - 23 Aug 2017
On the evening of August, 21 1986, farmers living near the lake heard rumbling. At the same time, a frothy spray shot hundreds of feet out of the lake, and a white cloud collected over the water. From the ground, the cloud grew to 328 feet (100 meters ...
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On This Day: Cameroon lake releases gas killing more than 1700 - 21 Aug 2017
In 1986, gas released from a volcanic lake in the remote mountains of Cameroon killed more than 1,700 people and injured 500. It became known as the Lake Nyos disaster. In 1994, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon was elected president of Mexico. In 2002 ...
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Cameroon Lake Nyos Disaster Survivors Feel Abandoned

Voice of America - 22 Aug 2016
On Monday, Cameroon marks 30 years since its worst natural disaster ever, a toxic gas explosion at Lake Nyos in the northwest that killed 2,000 people and 3,500 animals. The victims say they still have not received promised compensation. They also want ...
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Cameroon's Lake Nyos Gas Burst: 30 Years Later

Eos - 14 Jul 2016
Lake Nyos, Cameroon, shows red coloration from iron oxides stirred up by the artificial degassing of carbon dioxide from the bottom water. To prevent a recurrence of the 1986 disaster, a French team installed tubes that siphon water from the bottom of ...
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Lake Nyos Suffocated Over 1746 People in a Single Night

Slate Magazine (blog) - 26 Jul 2013
Lake Nyos is a crater lake in northwest Cameroon. Formed by subterranean volcanic activity, crater lakes commonly have high levels of carbon dioxide. Under normal circumstances, these gases dissipate as the lake water turns over. But the unusually ...
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Exploding Killer Lakes

OZY - 03 Mar 2016
A giant cloud of carbon dioxide bubbled up from Lake Nyos in northwestern Cameroon near the border of Nigeria on August 21, 1986, flowing into the valley below. It stripped the air of oxygen, suffocating 1,746 villagers and 3,000 animals to death. This ...
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August 21, 1986: The Lake Nyos Catastrophe

Scientific American (blog) - 21 Aug 2013
August 21, 1986 was a busy market day in the village of Lower Nyos (Cameroon) and most people that evening went to bed early. At 9:30 p.m. a strange sound, like a distant explosion, was heard and suddenly people and animals tumbled onto the ground.
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Our Past: Congestion leads to more parking spaces

Alton Telegraph - 20 Aug 2017
1986 – Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range. 1993 – NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft. 2017 – Great American Eclipse traverses the continental United ...
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World Deadliest Lake Nyos in Cameroon Killed 1700 In One Night

The African Exponent - 26 May 2016
People of Cameroon, especially those who live along the shores of Lake Nyos know very well the story of an evil spirit which emerged from the lake killing all those who lived near it. While this was a legend shared and passed across from one generation ...
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An Autonomous Boat to Investigate Acidic Crater Lakes

Eos - 05 Jun 2017
In 1986, Lake Nyos in Cameroon exploded, jetting water more than 100 meters into the air as roughly 1.2 cubic kilometers of carbon dioxide suddenly belched from the waters. This enormous wave of gas smothered the surrounding countryside, killing more ...

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