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The 50 Most Famous Disaster Photographs

1991 Mt. Pinatubo Eruption

Disaster: Volcano eruption

Photographer: Alberto Garcia

Year: 1991

Location: Mt. Pinatubo, Luzon, Philippines

Casualties: 800

This picture is straight out of a disaster movie, but don't be fooled, this isn't a Hollywood studio. It's a real vehicle running from the real eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991. Eruptions went from small to large in over two weeks, culminating in several eruptions 13 or more miles high. The ash cloud left Luzon in total darkness and contributed to reducing the temperature of the entire Northern Hemisphere over the following years.

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