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The Cataclysmic 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines

Fact Sheet 113-97

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Abstract

The second-largest volcanic eruption of this century, and by far the largest eruption to affect a densely populated area, occurred at Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines on June 15, 1991. The eruption produced high-speed avalanches of hot ash and gas, giant mudflows, and a cloud of volcanic ash hundreds of miles across. The impacts of the eruption continue to this day.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The Cataclysmic 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
113-97
Edition:
Reprinted 1998
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Volcano Hazards Program
Description:
2 p.
Time Range Start:
1990-07-16
Time Range End:
1991-12-31