Mt. Pinatubo

Brief Background:

Mount Pinatubo become famous after its massive and destructive eruption in June, 1991.  It was said to be asleep for more than four centuries.  When it erupted, large amount of ash and pyroclastic were ejected.  Many lives were lost and properties destroyed by the catastrophe.  It was even said that the phenomenon caused the world’s temperature to drop by 1 degree Celsius and it was considered as one of the most violent and destructive volcanic event of the 20th century.  The ash cloud after the eruption almost covered the entire island of Luzon and virtually making the Central Luzon into darkness.  Ash falls were recorded in most parts of the Philippines and even its neighboring countries. More

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