People who live near fault lines just have to know that an earthquake could uplift their entire life at any moment. Just like people who live near volcanoes have to be ready for an eruption, and like people who live near lakes need to be aware that the water could blow up at any time. Wait, what was that last one?
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The 1986 limnic eruption of Lake Nyos suffocated everything within a 25 km radius, killing more than 1,700 people. 00:11
Most lakes don't experience limnic eruptions because their water circulates with yearly changes in temperature. 01:28
Pipes were installed in Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun to allow the escape of carbon dioxide. 02:27
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