Mount Pinatubo


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Pinatubo, Mount

(pĭn'əto͞o`bō), active volcano, 5,840 ft (1,780 m), central Luzon island, the Philippines, c.55 mi (90 km) NW of Manila. Dormant for 600 years, it began erupting on Apr. 2, 1991. Most residents had evacuated surrounding areas when Pinatubo erupted catastrophically (June 15, 1991), killing over 500 people and burying over 310 sq mi (800 sq km) under volcanic ash. As much as 2 cu mi (8 cu km) of ash was ejected in the eruption. The nearby U.S. Clark Air Force Base was devastated by the ash fall, which resulted in the base's closure. Landslides of rain-soaked volcanic ash caused further destruction in 1991 and subsequent years.
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His plan is modelled partly on the Mount Pinatubo volcanic eruption in 1991, when thousands of tons of sulphur were ejected into the atmosphere causing global temperatures to fall.
Clark Air Base, Philippines, is evacuated during Operation Fiery Vigil following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo.
After the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1992, so much volcanic ash was released into the atmosphere that the eclipsed moon that year was nearly invisible.
As it turned out, in the real world the largest climate forcing in the decade after 1988, by far, was caused by the Mount Pinatubo volcanic eruption, the greatest volcanic eruption of the past century.
This factor was probably the main cause of the measles and diarrhea outbreaks that occurred in the temporary settlements created after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, as mentioned in our previous article (2).
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Clark Air Force Base and Subic Bay Naval Station in the Philippines were closed down when Mount Pinatubo blew up and covered them in ash, saving our military-operations annual budget billions of dollars.
Barrett-Jolley said he was told that America had pulled out of the country following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1992.
Carwyn Adler is in Year Seven at Pen Y Dre High and penned a piece about last year's eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.
An unexpected side effect, also seen in Australia after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Phillipines, was a series of brilliant smoke-induced sunsets.
In 1991, for example, volcanologists accurately predicted the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, enabling the safe evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.
Eighty miles north of the Philippine capital, 500,000 people lived in the shadow of the volcano Mount Pinatubo, which they believed to be dormant.