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NATURAL DISASTERS: Limnic Eruption

When Lakes Explode!

Limnic Eruption Diagram

Limnic Eruption

 

A limnic eruption, also known as lake overturn, is a type of natural disaster that occurs when a large amount of carbon dioxide erupts from the bottom of a deep lake. It explodes upward when it reaches the top, and then goes down the slopes, suffocating humans, livestock, wildlife, and just about everything in it’s path.

Source: iFlood, 2014

 

Limnic Eruption

 

The Lake Nyos Disaster, 1986

 

 

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