Released on January 10, 2002
On August 21, 1986 (two years after the gas explosion of Lake Monoun. See animation #2346 for more details), Lake Nyos in Cameroon, Africa, also exploded. The resulting gas emissions killed over 1,700 people and livestock in neighboring villages. The deadly effects were seen as far as 25 kilometers away.
Video slate image reads "Lake Nyos Zoom-in: Zoom down to Lake Nyos, Cameroon, Africa. On August 21, 1986, Lake Nyos emitted a gas which killed over 1,700 people and livestock in neighboring villages.".
GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 126.96.36.199.0