Geologists of JH: World’s Largest Eruption Since 1912

Geologists of JH: World’s Largest Eruption since 1912, Mount Pinatubo, 1991 with Robert Tilling – Ordway Auditorium

The powerful eruption in 1991 of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines was one of the world’s first major eruptions to affect a densely populated region, with about a million people exposed. Yet, despite the great number of people at risk in the region, there were remarkably few fatalities. Join Robert Tilling, Volcanologist Emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey, to learn how intensive monitoring and effective emergency communications resulted in remarkably few fatalities and timely evacuation of more than 300,000 people. Tilling will review the chronology and impacts of the eruption, emphasizing the effective response-by scientists and emergency-management officials-during the volcanic crisis.
Location: Ordway Auditorium.
Free.
Adult Program Coordinator, Leah Shlachter, 733-2164 ext. 229
[email protected]
6 to 8 p.m. at Teton County Library