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Mount Pinatubo June 1991

Basic Facts
Philippines
800 killed
100,000 became homeless

Causes
The island is located on the destructive plate boundary
between the Eurasian and Philippine plate. It is one of a
chain of Luzon volcanoes, due to the oceanic Philippines
plate being sub ducted under the continental Eurasian…

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Eyjafjallajokull 19th

April 2010

Basic Facts
Iceland
Massive 2.5km caldera

Causes
The volcano lies on a constructive plate
boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates known as the
midAtlantic ridge. The molten magma forces its way through the crust and
when a weak point was found at the summit…

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