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Danny Boy

It will be prudent for these Scientists to publish their findings following this survey. In it we will be able to know the experiments they did in and around the lake to come up with the impending risks they suggest.
Landslides or mudslides kill. I am reminded of the mudslides in Peru in "1985?", before Lake Nyos.
Prof. Sammy Ayonghe and Dr. Ntasin, keep up the good work.
Blessed be Cameroon.

Pride

Ntasin (PhD) recently got his doctorate from UB. He did worked on landslides along the CVL (Cameroon Volcanic Line). It is obvious that his findings are well researched and certainly published in a journal.

The reason behind the lake changing color is very obvious, which should be bcoz of the dissolution of the wall rocks. Gases are always colorless compounds, so these color changes are not related to gaseous release.

If the data from the research are so worrying, then slope stability mechanisms should be the most obvious solution. Just like Lake Nyos, the accumulated gases emanating from the CVL can be extracted ( degassed), or simply the lake could be stirred continuously to allow mixing with the the lake water.

The L. Nyos disaster occurred bcoz of gases that had accumulated beneath the lake from the CVL. Owing to the fact that, the CVL is a weakness zone than run from the Atlantic Ocean through Fernadopo, Santa Isabel, Mt Fako, Bamboutous, Mandara Mountains and into Northern Nigeria, any agitation of the plate that host the Atlantic ocean will results in pressure release on this line, thereby, forcing the accumulated gases upward. Infact, it wunt be suprising that the eruption of Mount Cameroon is linked to such activities. I am not sure howmuch attention is being paid to L. Barombi Kumba, bcoz it sits on this line, and the bustling city might suffer a catastrophic effect should they be unfortunate.

Tekum Mbeng

There are two issues, namely

(a) landslides that may induce a spillway into the village, and

(b) hydraulic inversion in which gas-charged bottom waters get turned to the surface followed by flashing to produce an acidic gas cloud. This might be caused by gas discharge up the dyke on which the lake sits.

I am sure the geologists, notably Prof. Ayonghe have investigated and are drawing their conclusions carefully than a sensation-seeking journalist might want.

Basically, unless the acidic gas content of lake waters are abnormal, it is premature to prdict an imminent doom. Secondly, I doubt that the University of Buea team have the necessary scientitic instruments, for example 3D seismic mapping, to measure phenomena such as high pressure gas inclusions in the dyke. It takes an energetic gas release to overturn the waters of a lake.

Oversabi

HALLO EVERYBODY;
ARE WE NOW AGREEING THAT THE LAKE NYOS CARTASTOPHIE WASN'T MAN-MADE OR INITIATED? YOU OR BETTER SAID AFRICANS DONNOT HAVE ANY FIXED POINT ON ANY THING. THIS GUYS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BUEA WHAT EQUIPMENTS DO THE HAVE TO CARRY OUT SURVEYS? THE REQUEST GRANTS AND THEN INTERVIEW A LAKE-GUARD AND THEN CONCLUDE::AFRICANS WAKE-UP.THAT SO CALLED DR.,WHERE DID HE PUBLISH HIS PhD THESIS? THESE ARE ALL CPDM AFFILIATES WHO CANNOT SAY ANY THING TO HURT THE CPDM::::

Danny Boy

Mr.,Mrs,Miss Oversabi,
we are talking here of the work of an imminent Scientist and his pupil. Sammy Ayonghe is not only a Geologist, but a Geophysicist, not some CPDM lackey! Leave your conspiracy theories aside and concentrate on the scientific facts, that is, if like some above you have any to contribute.
Rather than take you on a lecture tour, suffice to say we are living on a dynamic earth. God's creation is not that perfect afterall! Islands have disappeared and many more are emerging as you read this. It is called Plate Tectonics.
Understand this simple principle and you will understand why Nyos, the landslides in Peru or the recent Tsunami were not acts of terrorism and barbarism.
Over sabi? No I di only talk. We have riches in abundance to move us out of this miasma!!!It stinks of sulphur.
Blessed be Cameroon.
Danny.

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