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In Photos: The Colossal Eruption of Mount Pinatubo

Widespread Damage

Mount Pinatubo

(Image credit: Willie Scott / USGS)

Aerial view of part of Clark Air Base showing buildings and vegetation damaged by tephra (ash) fall from the June 15 eruption of Pinatubo. The photo was taken on June 24, 1991.

Weighty Covering

Mount Pinatubo

(Image credit: USGS)

A DC-10 weighted down with ash from the Pinatubo eruption. Photo taken on June 17, 1991.