LAKE NYOS Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night.

LAKE NYOS Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night.

Lake Nyos | Atlas Obscura- August 21, 1986, something in the lake went off. It is unknown what the trigger was – landslide, small volcanic eruption, . In what is known as a Limnic Eruption, the lake literally exploded, sending a fountain of water over 300 feet into the air and creating a small tsunami. But far more deadly than the water was the gas. Some 1.2 cubic kilometers of CO2 was released in roughly 20 seconds. This wave of deadly gas swept over the countryside. In Nyos only six out of…

Lake Nyos | Atlas Obscura- August 21, 1986, something in the lake went off. It is unknown what the trigger was – landslide, small volcanic eruption, . In what is known as a Limnic Eruption, the lake literally exploded, sending a fountain of water over 300 feet into the air and creating a small tsunami. But far more deadly than the water was the gas. Some 1.2 cubic kilometers of CO2 was released in roughly 20 seconds. This wave of deadly gas swept over the countryside. In Nyos only six out of…

Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night

Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night

degassing lake nyos

degassing lake nyos

Lake Nyos - Wikipedia

Lake Nyos - Wikipedia

"I could not speak. I became unconscious. I could not open my mouth because then I smelled something terrible ... I heard my daughter snoring in a terrible way, very abnormal.... When crossing to my daughter's bed ... I collapsed and fell ... I wanted to speak, my breath would not come out.... My daughter was already dead." Words of Joseph Nkwain, who on August 21, 1986, survived one of the strangest natural disasters in history. (Lake Nyos, located in the Northwest Region of Cameroon…

"I could not speak. I became unconscious. I could not open my mouth because then I smelled something terrible ... I heard my daughter snoring in a terrible way, very abnormal.... When crossing to my daughter's bed ... I collapsed and fell ... I wanted to speak, my breath would not come out.... My daughter was already dead." Words of Joseph Nkwain, who on August 21, 1986, survived one of the strangest natural disasters in history. (Lake Nyos, located in the Northwest Region of Cameroon…

A siphon used by French scientists to de-gas Lake Nyos.

A siphon used by French scientists to de-gas Lake Nyos.

Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. A natural dam of volcanic rock contains the lake waters and a pocket of magma lies beneath the lake and leaks carbon dioxide into the water, changing it into carbonic acid.

Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. A natural dam of volcanic rock contains the lake waters and a pocket of magma lies beneath the lake and leaks carbon dioxide into the water, changing it into carbonic acid.

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