Archive for January, 2009

Facts About Limnic Eruption

Massive explosions. Lava fountains. Mushroom clouds. Pyroclastic flows. Lahar. We’re familiar with these natural occurrences that result from volcanic eruptions. But not many of us know about a different, much weirder type of eruption. It’s called limnic eruption. It’s so rare and bizarre that there are only two recorded eruptions of this kind in history: at Lake Monoun in 1884 and Lake Nyos in 1986. What is a limnic eruption?A limnic eruption, also known as lake overturn, is a type of natural d…