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Ooh, the caldera wall and lake in Pinatubo Crater.


Second Largest Volcanic Eruption of the 20th Century

This week is the 25th anniversary of both the devastating Mount Pinatubo eruption, and of Typhoon Yunya hitting the Philippines. These two natural catastrophes struck the densely populated island of Luzon on June 15, 1991.

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Photo: @randyolson | Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano that was inconspicuous and obscured from view. It was covered with dense forest which supported a population of several thousand indigenous people.
The volcano’s Plinian / Ultra-Plinian eruption on 15 June 1991 produced the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century
The effects of the eruption were felt worldwide. It ejected roughly 10,000,000,000 tonnes of magma, Global temperatures dropped by about 0.5 °C (0.9 °F) in the years 1991-93, and ozone depletion temporarily increased. @natgeocreative @thephotosocoety @theimagereview #aerial #mountain #travel #landscape #asia #philippines by natgeo

People tends to be frightened when you tell them about active volcanos.

I went to one of the most well known active volcanos in the Philippines yesterday, Mount Pinatubo, and it was definitely the opposite. We hiked from bottom to the crater and this is what I saw. Its hard to believe that this crater was responsible for the death of 847 people back in 1991 and destroyed most of the towns near it when it last erupted.

All I can say is that, it was one of the most peaceful places I’ve been to lately and well worth the hike.


Visitors to the caldera at Mt. Pinatubo left over after the 1991 eruption.