Interesting facts about Mt. Pinatubo by Joshua Andrei T. Chioco
In this moment we will learn about some interesting things about the volcano located at the tripoint boundary of the provinces of Tarlac, Zambales and Pampanga.
The lake you see in the image above is Lake Pinatubo formed after its climactic eruption on June 15, 1991. Even though it looks clean, you are not allowed to swim in it due to toxic levels of sulphur and other substances.
What made this destination a tourist attraction?
Mount pinatubo is famous not only for its beautiful turquiose-colored crater lake. The experience to trek will reveal the beauty that it drew. It will make you forget about the tragic past that this volcano carries.
During the rainy season, July and August, the lakes can swell with little warning, so the tours are temporarily suspended.
Overview of the Volcano
What are its characteristics?
•1,486 m (4,875 ft) (current)
•1,745 m (5,725 ft) (before 1991 eruption)
The volcano is near to 6 million people. It was covered with dense forests which supported a population of several thousand indegenous Aetas.
How many eruptions is known throughout history?
Mt. Pinatubo has had at least 6 eruptions of large explosive eruptions in the last 35,000 years prior to the 1991 eruption. The 1991 eruption in this context actually ranks as one the smaller eruptions. An eruption, that occured 35,000 years ago and probably created the caldera, was likely much bigger.