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Volcanoes on Mindanao Island Near Lake Lanao, Philippines

7.8N 124.2E

November 2nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Volcanoes

Philippines - August 27th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows part of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. The large, dark area towards the center is Lake Lanao. With a surface area of 340 kmĀ² (131 square miles), it is the largest lake on Mindanao, and the second largest lake in the Philippines.

A cluster of volcanic peaks can be observed to the southeast of the lake. These include Mount Ragang and the Latukan volcano. The former is a stratovolcano and the seventh highest mountain in the Philippines (due south of the lake, on the western end of the cluster of peaks).

Latukan volcano, on the other hand, is a potentially active stratovolcano in the centre of a chain of young East-to-West trending stratovolcanoes in NW Mindanao.

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