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Mt. Pinatubo and Marella River Valley

Mt. Pinatubo and Marella River Valley Famous Historical Events Geography STEM Disasters

The Marella River Valley, near Mount Pinatubo—on the island of Luzon, in The Philippines—reflects the massive damage which results from a pyroclastic flow.  

On June 15, 1991—the date of this picture—Pinatubo had a "cataclysmic eruption."  The U.S. Geological Survey tells us it was the second-largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.

A body of water—known as Lake Pinatubo—formed as a result of the 1991 eruption.  Monsoon rains filled the caldera, resulting in the new crater lake.

Click on the image for a much-better view.


Media Credits

Photograph by W.E. Scott on July 1, 1991.  Online, courtesy the U.S. Geological Survey website.

 

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