Memorable volcano eruptions from the past
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Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines( rica1786 via Flickr / August 11, 2013 )
Despite the devastating damages and loss of life of the 1991 eruption, the volcanic event marked one of the most successful cases of eruption prediction. Philippine authorities and the U.S. military were able to evacuate thousands in the days leading up to the eruption.
Pictured: Present-day Pinatubo, taken on Feb. 18, 2007.
U.S. Geological Survey: Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines