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May 24,2015: A Day Of A Beautiful Disaster

According to U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 113-97, Mount Pinatubo was the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century after the 1912 eruption of Novarupta in the Alaska Peninsula, and by far the largest eruption to affect a densely populated area, which occurred in the Philippines on June 15, 1991.

It was nostalgic being here, although I wasn’t able to witnessed this tragic event, just hearing the stories of our guide of what happened that very day made me shiver. I am glad that I have seen it’s beauty after the eruption, it was so serene  but the consequences of this catastrophe were felt far and wide and those buried by lahars will be out of use for years to come.