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Mt. Pinatubo 1991


Mount Pinatubo is part of a chain of composite volcanoes along the Luzon arc on
the west coast of the island
Eruption had a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6- Explosive eruption
The events of the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption began in July 1990, when a
magnitude…

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Secondary effects:

Roads damaged making aid difficult
Crop planting impossible until 1992-Economic
Respiratory disease
The following year 3,281 homes were destroyed and 3,137 were damaged.
Damage following the Mount Pinatubo eruption was usually caused by lahars -
rain-induced torrents of volcanic debris that killed people and animals and
buried homes…

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