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Mt Pinatubo

Listed under Volcanoes in Santol, Philippines.

  • Photo of Mt Pinatubo
  • Pinatubo crater lake
  • Photo of Mt Pinatubo
Photo of Mt Pinatubo
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This volcano is not only responsible for the second largest eruption of the 20th century, it also occurred in most people's living memory. The huge eruption in June of 1991 generated an ash column 7kms high. You can still visit the post eruption destruction and see the forests growing back out of cracks in the lava.

Written by  Hamish Holl.

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Mount Pinatubo

The magnificent turquoise waters of the crater of Mount Pinatubo are slightly misleading, as are the green-carpeted mountains that line the banks. They give a sense of calm to the area that is undeserved, as black rock from an eruption in 1991 still scars the landscape in places. But don’t let this deter you from visiting: Mount Pinatubo is a destination with rich character and natural appeal.

The caldera was created in the gigantic 1991 eruption and is currently partially filled with a warm rainwater lake. Perfect for a swim after hiking there!

What are the towns and cities nearby this volcano?

the towns and cities nearby mt pinatubo

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There's a blue Map button above the photo, if you click on that you can see what's nearby. Scroll out so you can see further afield.

wow that looks exciting!

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