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Lake Nyos Killed 1,746 When It Released A Huge Pocket Of CO2

Lake Nyos is a meromictic lake which experienced a limnic eruption. The eruption triggered the release of about 100,000–300,000 tons of CO2. The gas cloud rose at an incredible speed of 100 km/hr and soon displaced all air in the surrounding regions. This killed 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock in the region by suffocation. The villages of Nyos, Suburn and Cha were worst affected.

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Lake Nyos Killed 1,746 When It Released A Huge Pocket Of CO2
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    • The Lake Nyos Disaster was caused by a liming eruption, a natural disaster which sees CO2 rapidly explode from a highly concentrated lake. • The …

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