Lake Nyos

Lake Nyos

In 1986, Lake Nyos in Cameroon expelled up to 300,000 tons of CO2 in the air due to seismic activity under the lake, suffocating every living animal within a 16-mile radius including 1700 villagers and 3500 livestock. The blue lake turned deep red from oxidization and water levels dropped by a meter.

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