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Aerial photograph of El Chichon crater after the eruption on March 28th and again on April 3rd and 4th 1982 destroying about 100 square kilometres of rainforest. A sulphur-laden plume of ash was shot 16.8 kilometres into the atmoshere. Within weeks a sulphuric acid cloud encircled the earth, apparently affecting global weather patterns.
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