By S. J. Freeth (auth.), Samuel J. Freeth, Charles O. Ofoegbu, K. Mosto Onuoha (eds.)
Attention to the issues posed through traditional risks in West and imperative Africa used to be introduced into sharp concentration via the deaths of an expected 1700 humans within the valleys to the north of Lake Nyos in 1986. ahead of that the one, good documented, significant usual disaster used to be the 1983 earthquake which killed a minimum of 275 humans in northwestern Guinea. even though we might no longer desire to seem to recommend that the 1939 Accra earthquake, which killed sixteen humans, or the Lake Monoun catastrophe, which killed 37 humans in 1984, weren't major occasions for the components involved. the complete horror of the Lake Nyos gasoline catastrophe used to be exacerbated, so far as the skin global was once involved, by way of preliminary uncertainty relating its reason. through the first section of the research there have been huge disagreements among the various engaging teams of scientists. lots of those disagreements have now been resolved and it's to be was hoping that the contributions during this quantity will extra aid to solve many of the amazing uncertainties. notwithstanding, even though it is necessary to appreciate what occurred at Lake Nyos in 1986, and why it occurred, it truly is extra very important for the way forward for that region that extra comparable mess ups could be refrained from. we will simply desire that this quantity might help to set up an outstanding beginning for destiny study into methods of removal extra gasoline from the lake.
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Natural Hazards in West and Central Africa by S. J. Freeth (auth.), Samuel J. Freeth, Charles O. Ofoegbu, K. Mosto Onuoha (eds.)