Volcanic Pleasures

One day half a million years or so ago, a 5,500-meter volcano on Luzon in the Philippines exploded with what must have been a tremendous bang, throwing volcanic debris all the way to where Manila sprawls now, 80 kilometers away. Then it exploded three more times over the next few thousand years before ultimately collapsing into itself in what must have been an astonishing display of pyrotechnics.

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