Natural Disasters/Limnic Eruption

Lake Nyos in 1986.

Introduction edit

A limnic eruption is a dangerous but rare event in which certain lakes suddenly release accumulated gases, which leads to asphyxiation in the surrounding area.[1]

Remediation edit

It is possible to remediate the threat of a limnic eruption before one occurs through the use of degassing machinery on a lake of concern.[2]

References edit

  1. Wenz, John (15 October, 2020). "The African lake with explosive power". Knowable Magazine (BBC). 
  2. "The Killer Lakes of Camaroon". Retrieved 16 October 2021.