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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Caption: LITTLE SKY PAINTER The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines ejected roughly 5 cubic km (about 1 cubic mile) of material.
Anderegg, USAF, retired, builds a compelling chronological detail of Clark Air Base's last days during the eruption of Mount Pinatubo.
In June 1991 the Philippines was the scene of the world's most violent eruption of the last century when 800 people were killed around Mount Pinatubo north of Manila.
The Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991 is believed to have offset global warming but the effect is small.
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.
Mount Philippines 1991 In June 1991, strong Pinatubo earthquakes suggested that Mount Pinatubo was about to erupt.
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.
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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Barrett-Jolley said he was told that America had pulled out of the country following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1992.
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.