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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.

Jeanna Bryner
Before becoming managing editor, Jeanna served as a reporter for Live Science and SPACE.com for about three years. Previously she was an assistant editor at Scholastic's Science World magazine. Jeanna has an English degree from Salisbury University, a Master's degree in biogeochemistry and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and a science journalism degree from New York University. Follow Jeanna on Google+.