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Mount Pinatubo 25 Years Ago

photo of an enormous ash cloudThe June, 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Phillippines was the largest volcanic eruption of the last 100 years. USGS scientists collaborated with Filipino scientists to successfully forecast the timing of the eruption. Read about the sequence of events and explore additional resources.

An excellent NOVA production (available on YouTube) followed USGS scientists before, during, and after the eruption, and is sure to inspire future volcanologists.

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