Volcanic Eruption Monitoring from Space

Mt. Pinatubo


After almost 600 years of silence, Mt. Pinatubo of Philippines suddenly became active on June 9, 1991, and a huge eruption took place on June 15, 1991. The areas within 20km from the mountain were covered with thick ashes and the smoke went up to the stratosphere. The eruption seriously damaged the environment in global scale. The satellite images show the dramatic environmental change which took place in this area.

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Updated on October 17, 1996