On a night in 1986, Lake Nyos reached its carbon dioxide saturation point and the lake turned over in an eruption of water that flew 250 ft into the the air. Gas emerged from the lake in that explosion, sweeping over the valleys and, being denser than air, sinking to suffocate the people below. Death came quickly. 1 man said, "We heard a noise, just like a gunshot." He checked on his 2 young daughters and found them dead in their beds. A total of 1,746 people were smothered in the night.

Lake Nyos This lake in Cameroon is one of the worlds only known exploding lakes. Just underneath it, a pocket of magma fills Nyos with carbon dioxide and transforms its water into carbonic acid.

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Lake Nyos

Discover Lake Nyos in Menchum, Cameroon: Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over people in one night.

Lake Nyos | Atlas Obscura

Lake Nyos

Discover Lake Nyos in Menchum, Cameroon: Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over people in one night.

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

Lake Nyos

Discover Lake Nyos in Menchum, Cameroon: Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over people in one night.

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Lake Nyos - Wikipedia

Limnic degassing of Lake Nyos helps prevents a dangerous explosion of carbon dioxide.

The lake literally exploded in what's known as a limnic eruption, sending a fountain of water over 300 feet into the air and creating a small tsunami. Hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide burst forth at 60 miles an hour, suffocating people up to 15 miles away. Of the 800 residents of nearby Nyos, six survived. In all, 1,746 people died and more than 3,500 livestock perished in a matter of minutes.

Deadly Lake Kills 1,746

Nobody knows why, but on August Lake Nyos in Cameroon exploded, asphyxiating people and cattle overnight. Killer lakes Nyos and Kivu.

MENCHUM, CAMEROON,  Lake Nyos - Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night

Lake Nyos

Discover Lake Nyos in Menchum, Cameroon: Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over people in one night.

Lake Nyos Close Reading and Lab Demo by Science Rocks | TpT

Lake Nyos Close Reading and Lab Demo

Lake Nyos Close Reading and Lab Demo by Science Rocks | TpT

"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…

Lake Nyos

Lake Nyos suddenly killed people in a recent disaster. Find out hwy Lake Nyos exploded in this article.

Lake Nyos Disaster

Lake Nyos Disaster

Lake Nyos - Wikipedia

Lake Nyos - Wikipedia

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 An active crater lake that formed from an eruption about 5 centuries ago. the murky brown formed after a deadly release of toxic gas killing 1700 people and cattle

Lake Nyos: The Lake That Silently Killed 1700 People

Disaster: An eruption of lethal carbon dioxide gas from Lake Nyos in Cameroon kills nearly people and wipes out four villages on 21 Aug

Aug 21, 1986 LAKE NYOS (1986) OVERVIEW. At 9:30 p.m. on August 21, 1986, a cloudy mixture of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water droplets rose violently from Lake Nyos, Cameroon. Lake Nyos Disaster in Camaroon Africa (Caravanos)

on August a cloudy mixture of carbon dioxide and water droplets rose violently from Lake Nyos, Cameroon. Lake Nyos Disaster in Camaroon Africa (Caravanos)

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