Monday, August 26, 2013

Did you know-Exploding Lake

One of three exploding lakes in the world is Lake Kivu in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Deep below the surface of this lake, there are 2.3 trillion cubic feet of methane gas, along with 60 cubic miles of carbon dioxide trapped beneath the lake under the pressure of the water and earth. If released from the depths, these gases could spread a cloud of death over the 2 million Africans who make their home in the Lake Kivu basin.



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