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In March 1991 and April 1991, magma rising 20 miles beneath the surface of the Pinatubo volcano caused many earthquakes and small explosions, which destroyed parts of the volcano. Then on June 12, 1991, magma filled with gas reached the surface, and the volcano erupted.


The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 was the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. The eruption released a huge volume of volcanic ash and sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere. This caused the planet to experience a global cooling in the following year a...


Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano, or a cone-shaped volcano, that is made from many layers of hardened ash, lava and other volcanic rock. Stratovolcanoes are also called composite volcanoes.


Mount Pinatubo is a stratovolcano. Stratovolcanoes are the most deadly type of volcano, and they are recognizable by their sharp rise and steep slopes.


The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii and the volcano continues to threaten the inhabitants of modern-day Naples and neighboring communities in southern Italy. The 1st-century eruption buried the inhabitants and buildings of Pompeii...


Mount Fuji is an active volcano whose last eruption was in 1707. According to National Geographic, Mount Fuji has a symbolic, physical, spiritual and cultural importance to Japan. At 12,380 feet, Mount Fuji, which is located 62 miles from Tokyo, has the highest peak in ...


As of July 2014, the latest eruption of Mt. Stromboli began on June 30th, 2014. One of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mt. Stromboli has been in a state of near-continuous eruption for the past 2,000 years.