Thursday, June 17, 2021

30th Anniversary of Mt Pinatubo Eruption

This past Saturday June 12 was the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mt Pinatubo in the Phillipines, the second largest eruption in the 20th century

It started with earthquakes in April and then an initial explosion on June 7 followed on June 12 by this ash plume reaching 28 miles (40km) into the sky. The “cataclysmic” explosion occurred on June 15-16. 

Here’s Clark Air Base afterward, covered with ash inches thick.

The atmospheric dust cloud as seen from space that cooled the planet by 1° C for a year or more. 

There’s a photo at this article in a Manila newspaper marking the anniversary that you do not want to miss.

(These photos are not mine and I do not claim copyright on them, click the photos for the original sources)