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Mt. Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano, located on the the Island of Luzon province of Tarlac. In June 1991, it produced the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century (after the 1912 eruption of Novarupta) and the largest eruption in living memory.

Its eruption was felt worldwide, ash fell over most of the South China Sea and ashfall was recorded as far away as Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. Most of all, the eruption caused a large increase in the destruction rate of ozone.

I was really lucky to have trekked and visited one of the famous volcanoes in the Philippines. After the 2-hour ride from a 4x4 through the lahar deposists (mudflow or landslide composed of pyroclastic material) and a 30-minute trek to the crater, all the tiredness and fatigue was easily wiped out by just seeing its majestic crater. It all paid off and everything was all the worth.

This was taken on the other side of the crater- which can be reached by renting a boat. ( P300 per person around 6USD)

P.S. Eversince 1992, the Volcano has stopped erupting and it is considered to be a dormant. Well, look at it now, after its catastrophic eruption this volcano seems to be accommodating and peaceful, so I really would recommend all of you to visit this place! 2 thumbs up!

for more info about Mt. Pinatubo you can visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pinatubo

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  • Copyright: Matt Man (i9l2y1m8a8t3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 472 W: 61 N: 832] (4814)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-11
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-04-12 23:56
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