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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00967

An aerial view of the north flank of Pinatubo shows the area devastated by explosions on 2 April 1991. This eruption was the first in a progressively intensifying series of eruptions that led to collapse of the summit and caldera formation on 15 June. The road in the foreground provided access to a geothermal drill station. Photo by Chris Newhall, 1991 (U.S. Geological Survey).

An aerial view of the north flank of Pinatubo shows the area devastated by explosions on 2 April 1991. This eruption was the first in a progressively intensifying series of eruptions that led to collapse of the summit and caldera formation on 15 June. The road in the foreground provided access to a geothermal drill station.

Photo by Chris Newhall, 1991 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: plume | gas | degassing | deposits | erosion | environmental impact


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