Pinatubo, Mount


Pi·na·tu·bo, Mount

geographical name \ˌpē-nä-ˈtü-(ˌ)bō, ˌpi-nə-\

Definition of PINATUBO, MOUNT

volcano N Philippines on Luzon

Pinatubo, Mount

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Volcano, western Luzon, Philippines. Located about 55 mi (90 km) northwest of Manila, it rose to a height of about 4,800 ft (1,460 m) before its eruption in 1991 (for the first time in 600 years). Its explosions produced a column of smoke and ash more than 19 mi (30 km) high and left some 100,000 people homeless and 300 dead. The ashfalls forced the evacuation and eventual closing of a nearby U.S. Air Force base. The eruption was one of the largest of the 20th century.

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Pindus Mountains
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Pinar del Río

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Pinatubo, Mount? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).