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Mount Pinatubo

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on 6 November 2014

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Mount Pinatubo
Resources
Volcanodiscovery.com
Mountpinatubo.net
volcano.oregonstate.edu/
volcanolive.com
Encyclopedia of Earthquakes & Volcanoes
DESCRIPTION
ERUPTION HISTORY
June 12-16, 1991
, after being dormant for nearly 600 years,about a year later in 1992, and a minor eruption in 1994.
DETAILS OF 1991 ERUPTION
LOCATION


15.1417 N, 12.35 E
Botolan (Luzon Island), Philipines,
Asia
Elevation: 4,875 ft.,
1,486 m.
Volcano Type: previously composite but now caldera from previous eruptions and collapses
Eruption Style: Violent, explosive, rare, and devastating eruptions
Magma Composition: Mostly basalt
Status: Quiet but active
RECENT HISTORY
PAST ERUPTIONS
The last eruption before the 1990s eruptions was in the late 1500s
On June 12, 1991, Mount Pinatubo began a series of violent eruptions. Over the past year, several large earthquakes and mudslides shook the area. Over the next four days, volcanic ash and dust filled the atmosphere around the Philippines, and it was very dark for several days. At midday, It looked more like midnight. However, there was worse to come. The ash and dust in the atmosphere was soon blown around the world, blocking out the sun around the globe and making temperatures considerably cooler that summer.
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