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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These episodes followed the 1963 eruption of Mount Agung in Indonesia, the 1982 eruption of El Chichon in Mexico, and especially the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines, the largest in the last 100 years.
The author makes an effort to dispel widely dispersed rumors and misconceptions that arose during the confusion of evacuation both before and after Mount Pinatubo's eruption.
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.
After the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1992, so much volcanic ash was released that the eclipsed Moon 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).
to evacuate those fleeing the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in
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.
By comparison, Mount Pinatubo's massive 1991 volcanic eruption sprayed just 29 million tons of comparable ash.
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.
It seems like a high price to pay for years of holiday indulgence, but overweight policemen in the northern Philippines reportedly have been ordered to climb the Mount Pinatubo volcano as part of a fitness campaign.