Lake Nyos

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A crater lake in Cameroon which, in 1986, was the site of a massive natural release of CO2 gas from a pocket of magma, which caused the deaths of an estimated 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock. It was the first known large-scale asphyxiation caused by a natural event
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Young bass players Owen Flanagan, nine, and Bailey Taft, 10, and violinists Tieya Davidson, 10, and Luke Barjoti, 13, are also celebrating the chance to train with the NYOS, who have always been an inspiration to those from Raploch's Big Noise kids.
WIPED OUT: Carbon dioxide gas suffocated thousands of people and animals in villages around Lake Nyos.
Perhaps, now that Cameroon has reached the completion point of the Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative, and is benefiting from substantial debt relief, the government can have money for the Lake Nyos project.
Mystery: Greg Tanyileke and George Kling probe the deaths at Lake Nyos.
But Lake Nyos is tropical--its temperature remains constant.
If these recharge rates continue, the bottom waters of Nyos will become saturated with CO2 in less than 20 years.
Some predict that Nyos will erupt again within 30 years.
scientists have recently returned from a follow-up study of last year's Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon, in which the lake had expelled a large cloud of carbon dioxide that spread into surrounding valleys, asphyxiating livestock and killing 1,746 people.
11 on the Lake Nyos disaster that killed at least 1,700 people last August when a gas cloud escaped from the Cameroon lake (SN: 1/17/87, p.
Just as final reports are being issued onthe disaster that killed 1,746 people last August when an asphyxiating carbon dioxide cloud exploded from Lake Nyos in Cameroon (SN: 9/20/86, p.
Scientists may never know exactly what caused a cloud of gases to escape from Cameroon's Lake Nyos on the evening of Aug.
The more than 1,500 people who perished after a gaseous cloud escaped from Lake Nyos in Cameroon on Aug.