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Balatukan Stratovolcano on Mindanao Island, Philippines – February 22nd, 2010

8.7N 124.9E

February 22nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

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Balatukan is a massive potentially active compound stratovolcano in the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines. Balatukan is located halfway between Cagayan de Oro City and Butuan City, west of Gingoog Bay, on the north coast of the province of Misamis Oriental.

Balatukan is a stratovolcano with a listed elevation asl of 2450 metres (Smithsonian), or 2560 metres (Phivolcs). It isĀ  be densely forested within its own peninsula jutting north into the Bohol Sea (upper left quadrant).

The age of latest eruption has not been determined, although some lava flows on the sides of the cone are Pleistocene. Balatukan displays extensive erosion, evident from its sides in this orthorectified image.

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