Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Darn, I should have bought that BMW instead of this stupid Hybrid...

Volcanoes: Mount Pinatubo

Mount Pinatubo, which sits on the Philippine island of Luzon, is yet another smallish peak (4,872 feet above sea level) that proves a mountain doesn't have to be large to cause chaos, destruction and, in 1991, tragedy. On June 14, 1991, Pinatubo registered the second-largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. It rated six on the United States Geological Survey's Volcanic Explosivity Index. Only 51 such events have occurred in the last 10,000 years. Eight hundred people were killed, 100,000 were rendered homeless, but at least this one brave motorist sped toward safety.


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