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The 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines

23 May 2017

Pinatubo eruption from Clark Air Base, Richard P. Hoblitt The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines on 12th-16th June  1991 was the second-largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century, exceeded only by the 1912 eruption of Novarupta in the Alaska Peninsula. It produced the largest [read more]

Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda)

26 November 2014

Typhoon Haiyan hit the central islands of the Philippines on the 8th November 2013 with a force that killed between 6,000 and 7,500 people.  With sustained wind speeds of more than 310 kilometres per hour, Haiyan was the most powerful tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history. The [read more]