Earth  ID: 2348

Lake Nyos Zoom-in

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.

Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
George Kling (University of Michigan): Scientist
Bill Evans (USGS): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Landsat-7/ETM+ 2001/02/05
GTOPO30 1993-1996
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Exploding Lakes

SVS >> Gas
SVS >> Lake
SVS >> Zoom
GCMD >> Location >> Cameroon
GCMD >> Location >> Africa
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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