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    Mt. Pinatubo crater

    from Wikipedia:

    Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, at the intersection of the borders of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. Ancestral Pinatubo was a stratovolcano made of andesite and dacite. Before 1991, the mountain was inconspicuous and heavily eroded. It was covered in dense forest which supported a population of several thousand indigenous people, the Aeta, who had fled to the mountains from the lowlands when the Spanish conquered the Philippines in 1565.

    The volcano's eruption in June 1991 produced the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century. The 1991 eruption had a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6, and came some 450-500 years after the volcano's last known eruptive activity (estimated as VEI 5, the level of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens), and some 500-1000 years after previous VEI 6 eruptive activity. Successful predictions of the onset of the climactic eruption led to the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from the surrounding areas, saving many lives, but as the surrounding areas were severely damaged by pyroclastic flows, ash deposits, and later, lahars caused by rainwater remobilizing earlier volcanic deposits, thousands of houses and other buildings were destroyed.

    The effects of the eruption were felt worldwide. It ejected roughly 10 billion metric tons of magma, and 20 million tons of SO2, bringing vast quantities of minerals and metals to the surface environment. It injected large amounts of aerosols into the stratosphere—more than any eruption since that of Krakatoa in 1883. Over the following months, the aerosols formed a global layer of sulfuric acid haze. Global temperatures dropped by about 0.5 °C (0.9 °F), and ozone depletion increased substantially, but has since recovered.

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    1. kampuger 74 months ago | reply

      Yun eh, naka-HDR! Nyahahahaha. Ayos ito papa!

    2. pixelplated 74 months ago | reply

      salamat papa! hinihintay ko gawin ni Drei 'yung kanya e. 9 exposures malupet!

    3. [hirony] 74 months ago | reply

      Great work!
      I invite you to join "HDR Village" adding this photo and your best HDR works to the group.

    4. dnieper 74 months ago | reply

      Great work and shot!!!

    5. ShengDu-Bigornia [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      wow very serene! i like!

    6. pixelplated 73 months ago | reply

      thanks! :) medjo umuulan pa 'yang lagay na 'yan hehehe :p

    7. adicsapic 73 months ago | reply

      WOOWWW! hanep to tsong!

    8. pixelplated 73 months ago | reply

      hehe thanks sir!

    9. kitty_donna [deleted] 72 months ago | reply


    10. maribethbuyoc 72 months ago | reply

      WOW!!!!! Astig talaga!!!! Gusto ko pumunta dyan!!!

    11. Kamoteus (A New Beginning) 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "Team Pilipinas"(Post 10 - Award 3), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      fantastic work Bro...

      Excellent Captured:
      Jose Rizal icon... Philippine Heroe...
      Please tag this with "TEAM PILIPINAS"

    12. Kamoteus (A New Beginning) 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FROM MY LENS (Invites Only)/Post 1:Comment /Award /Fave 1, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. LeszekZadlo 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best of Geology (Add 1, Award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. 彡erlingsi 70 months ago | reply

      Under Its Shadow

      Please tag this with " Inspired by LOVE"

    15. ulanmaya_sei 65 months ago | reply

      what an awesome pix! am absolutely planning to hike pinatubo when i return home for another visit! :-)

    16. iloveton 61 months ago | reply

      This is an invitation to post your outstanding photo to the Group Pool:
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    17. Cameron Cushman Photo 53 months ago | reply

      what a shot, love the tones here and that composition is awesome. Great light

    18. alltheprettymemories 40 months ago | reply

      Hi! Is it possible to use this photo on our site, I'm writing up a post about hiking with a toddler and we're going to Mt Pinatubo, your picture would very much compliment my article (of course, I will link back to your flickr). Thanks in advance.

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