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
DOI 10.3133/fs11397
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