An example of health hazard: People killed by gas during a phreatic eruption: Diëng plateau (Java, Indonesia), February 20th 1979 Article Received: 15 September 1980 Revised: 15 July 1981 Accepted: 15 July 1981 DOI:
Cite this article as: Le Guern, F., Tazieff, H. & Pierret, R.F. Bull Volcanol (1982) 45: 153. doi:10.1007/BF02600430 Abstract
On February 20th, 1979, 142 inhabitants of Dieng Plateau (Indonesia) were asphyxiated by poisonous gases during a mild phreatic eruption. From later fields gas collection and analysis, the casualties are considered to be due to CO
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