What is a limnic eruption?

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A limnic eruption refers to a state where carbon dioxide (CO2) is blown up from deep lake water, choking wildlife, livestock and humans. This unusual type of natural catastrophe is also known as a lake overturn, and scientists presume that the eruption may be caused by landslides, volcanic activity or explosions. Rising levels of carbon dioxide displace water; hence this may also result in a tsunami.
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Release of Co2 gas from a lake.
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A limnic eruption, also referred to as a lake overturn, is a rare type of natural
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The first was in Cameroon at Lake Monoun in 1984, causing the asphyxiation and death of 37 people living nearby.2] A second, deadlier eruption happened at neighbouring Lake Nyos in
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Limnic eruptions are not a frequent event even if they are portrayed that way in fiction disaster movies. A limnic eruption is an explosion of CO2 gases from a lake or other water
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