1. What is the plate tectonic setting of
the Philippine Islands? Describe the geologic processes
and features you would expect to find there.
Geology is just one feature of the Philippines. Approximately
15 tropical cyclones (severe storms) affect the islands
each year. The mountains are covered by forests, and
the coastal lowlands support crops that feed the islands
population of over 80 million people. Manufacturing
industries employ a growing percentage of the population.
In this investigation, youll examine how the violent
eruption of Mount Pinatubo changed interactions among