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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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State of the World: Global Warming

The Commentator - 11 Mar 2018
An occurrence at Lake Nyos, Cameroon in 1986, when CO2 levels skyrocketed leaving 1,700 people dead and 5,000 in various degrees of injury, sheds light on the matter. Within proximity of three kilometers to the lake people experienced fatigue and ...
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Hell's gate myth at Hierapolis had an air of truth to it

The Times - 21 Feb 2018
Experiments have now shown the macabre legends to be essentially true, although the cause of death was not so much the deadly exhalations of Cerberus as shoulder-high “lakes” of poisonous carbon dioxide (CO2). Perched on gleaming white travertine ...
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Cameroon's Lake Nyos Gas Burst: 30 Years Later

Eos - 14 Jul 2016
After the tragic Nyos event, volcanic lake research grew worldwide. After the tragic Nyos event, volcanic lake research grew worldwide. During the International Conference on the Lake Nyos Gas Disaster in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé, in March 1987, the ...
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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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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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Rom: Wie die „Pforte zur Hölle“ Opfertiere tötete - 21 Feb 2018
Wo es sich auf die Erde legt und sie verdrängt, stirbt alles, das bekamen etwa die Anrainer des Lake Nyos in Kamerun zu spüren, als 1986 riesige Gasblasen aus dem Wasser stiegen, sie brachten 1800 Menschen und Tausenden Tieren den Tod. Im Plutonium ...
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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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Lake Nyos Suffocated Over 1746 People in a Single Night

Slate Magazine (blog) - 26 Jul 2013
It is unknown what the trigger was—it may have been a landslide, small volcanic eruption, or even something as small as cold rain falling on an edge of the lake. Whatever the cause, the result was catastrophic. The lake literally exploded in what's ...
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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, U ...
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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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The Most Dangerous Bodies of Water in the World

The Cheat Sheet - 07 Nov 2017
Lake Nyos. Lake Nyos. Pockets of magma will occasionally erupt killing people and animals. | Frédéric Mahé/Wikimedia Commons. Lake Nyos can be found in Cameroon, and is one of the world's only exploding lakes. Lake Nyos erupts periodically due to a ...
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Kashimbila Dam to gulp another N50bn – commission

Vanguard - 28 Nov 2017
The dam was designed to check threat of flooding from imminent failure of the structurally weak volcanic Lake Nyos situated upstream along the Cameroon line of volcanic activity. It said the dam had a hydropower generation capacity of 40 Megawatts of ...

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