Mount Pinatubo Facts and Figures?

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Junaid12
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I needed a case study on Mount Pinatubo but was unable to find a sufficient amount of information.

I just wanted to ask if anyone has these facts/ i will appreciate it highly.
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* Landslides started and parasitic cones erupted, indicating tectonic activity.
* Exploded with a scale of 6 on VEI (Volcanic Expolsivity Index)
* When it erupted it blanketed the surrounding area in ash and dust. This affected agriculture (plants can't photosynthesise). Effects were worsened by a typhoon that occurred at the same time as the volcano.
* 26 million tonnes of sulphur into the atmosphere - global temperatures were affected.
* Large danger from pyroclastic flows and lahars.
Impacts:
* 650,000 jobs lost
* 200,000 evacuated around Pinatubo. Poor management - many died of disease in the evacuation camps.
* 50,000 homes lost
* 800 dead
Facts
* Ocurred in East Asia, Philippines
* Destructive plate boundary
* Triggered by 7.8 Richter earthquake
* Huge lahars.

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(Original post by skuka)
Information:
* Landslides started and parasitic cones erupted, indicating tectonic activity.
* Exploded with a scale of 6 on VEI (Volcanic Expolsivity Index)
* When it erupted it blanketed the surrounding area in ash and dust. This affected agriculture (plants can't photosynthesise). Effects were worsened by a typhoon that occurred at the same time as the volcano.
* 26 million tonnes of sulphur into the atmosphere - global temperatures were affected.
* Large danger from pyroclastic flows and lahars.
Impacts:
* 650,000 jobs lost
* 200,000 evacuated around Pinatubo. Poor management - many died of disease in the evacuation camps.
* 50,000 homes lost
* 800 dead
Facts
* Ocurred in East Asia, Philippines
* Destructive plate boundary
* Triggered by 7.8 Richter earthquake
* Huge lahars.

Hope this helps
Wow thanks for that I was missing it. appreciate it mate
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