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Killer Exploding Lake(s)

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posted on Jan, 23 2015 @ 05:35 PM
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Yep, ATS. You read right......KILLER EXPLODING LAKE(S). I came across this video of a danger that I never in my wildest dreams would've thought of. There are two lakes in West Africa which Have exploded: on August 21, 1986 at Lake Nyos where Carbon Dioxide bubbled up from underneath the lake then exploded, killing 1,000 people and thousands of animals. The other happened two years prior at lake Minoun although not quite as deadly. Apparently, exploding lakes are caused by what's called a Limnic Eruption; when lakes are warmer such as ones which are close to Volcanoes, they collect CO2 on the bottom. That CO2 collects and collects until it builds up like bubbles in a soda can until it explodes. Apparently, this phenomenon happened in a part of Africa that stays warm year around; cooler temperatures causes a "cycling" of water so this problem doesn't develop in other places that don't stay warm year around. Sorry, still havn't got the whole "embed" thing yet. The video is in the link.

So I guess the lesson here is that as the environment warms, "BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR KILLER EXPLODING LAKES!!!!!!!"

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posted on Jan, 23 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

Yeah, I've heard of these. They tend to kill silently. People would come up on all these dead villages with no idea what had happened for a long time. Turns out it was the CO2 in the lake that would come bursting out at odd intervals.



posted on Jan, 23 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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posted on Jan, 23 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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I think this is a fascinating subject. Check out my signature. Lol
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posted on Jan, 23 2015 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: Eunuchorn
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posted on Jan, 23 2015 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

They are not really explosions in the sense of a violent bang.


There is volcanic activity underneath the lake bed which allows co2 to seep into the cool waters at the bottom. The cool pressurized water allows a large quantity of CO2 to dissolve into it really is a perfect environment for it.

Because the climate stays relatively stable the waters have minimal churning so the co2 remains undisturbed at the bottom in the cool waters. In the past, when there have been heavy rains or seismic activity it has caused the water in the lakes to churn and mix. The warmer waters moving to the bottom along with the co2 rich cooler waters moving to the top allowed the co2 to expand and form bubbles.

A shaken soda or beer accurately portrays a limnic eruption.

Lake Kivu has high concentrations of co2 and methane which if a limnic eruption occurred they could have a true explosive lake if a spark was nearby. They are currently venting that lake and harvesting the methane to power the nearby city.
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posted on Jan, 23 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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Certainly neat.

Reminds me of the EXPLODING PIG FARMS, where all the pig excrement is collected in huge vats undeground, but due to the yeast content in their feed (waste from from distilleries and breweries) it's elastic enough to allow massive methane bubbles to form under the surface.

Bubble pops, millions of cubic feet of methane are released at once into the farm. Either everything suffocates, or it comes across an open flame and levels the place.



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