|VEI 7 super eruption (USGS)|
The view of the ash plume at the start of the supervolcanic eruption form a helicopter flying in the area
|Date||April 17, 2823|
|Fatalities||12,432 dead, 34,984 injured|
|Damages||$22 million (2577 USD)|
|Other impacts||major lahars, pyroclastic surges, global cooling, and famines|
The 2823 eruption of Mt Pinatubo was a violent VEI 7 rated Ultra-Plinian rated eruption. Occurring during a typhoon, it lead to extreme lahars, and part of the mountain collapsed into a huge pyroclastic surge, which wiped nearby areas off the map. 12,432 died, 34,984 were injured, and damages exceeded $35 billion in the area. In addition, the atmosphere was cooled by 1.3*C, which caused severe famines around the world, and a similar event to the 1816 Year Without A Summer.