Mount Pinatubo

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An active volcano in the Philippines. It was consider as a extinct volcano in the Early 1900's. It was universally known to its deadly eruption on 1991.

June 7,1991: Plumes of ash make a level 4 alert.

June 12, 1991: Major Eruption happen, plumes of ash reach up to 35 km.

June 13,14, 1991: Another eruption happen, plumes of ash rise up to 40 kms. Typhoon Yunya reported this day 100 km. SE of Pinatubo.

June 15: the main major eruption happen. 15 cubic kilometer of Pyroclastic Materials triggered a pyroclastic flow. Ash reach 45 km. Pyroclastic flows reach Clark Air Base. Ash and Water form wet Concrete.

Aftermath: Mud flow happen on River in Central Luzon. 300 killed.

Elevation (feet): 4,875
Elevation (meters): 1,486
Continent: Asia
Country: Philippines
Range/Region: Luzon
Latitude: 15.1422
Longitude: 120.349
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Volcanic status: Active
Most recent eruption: 1991
Nearest major airport: Clark International Airport
Convenient Center: Angeles,Pampanga

Thanks to joshua for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #21944 - by dominick lacson on Mar 01, 2010
    Excellent lahar views. martian terrain. Great lake camp site. A must for photography.