An example of health hazard: People killed by gas during a phreatic eruption: Diëng plateau (Java, Indonesia), February 20th 1979

  title={An example of health hazard: People killed by gas during a phreatic eruption: Di{\"e}ng plateau (Java, Indonesia), February 20th 1979},
  author={François Le Guern and Haroun Tazieff and R. X. Faivre Pierret},
  journal={Bulletin Volcanologique},
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 CO2 rich volcanic gases. 
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