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Rugged Terrain of Mount Malindang, Philippines

8.2N 123.6E

June 24th, 2010 Category: Volcanoes

Philippines - June 2nd, 2010

Philippines - June 2nd, 2010

Mount Malindang is visible on the right side of this orthorectified image of the island of Mindanao, Philippines. It is a mountain range rising from 600 meters to 2,404 meters above the mean sea level. The entire mountain range covers 53,262 hectares and is dissected by several canyons, gores and ravines, making its terrain very rugged.

The range covers 53,262 hectares of which about 33,000 hectares is still covered with forest vegetation while more than 20,000 hectares is cultivated and inhabited by forest occupants mostly members of the Subanen Tribe.

The mountain range was believed to be formed through series of volcanic activities within the historical times but was not well documented. Several indicators of such activities are found in the site, including a large crater lake, Lake Duminagat, and two big sunken areas surrounded by high rock walls, cinder cones, dome volcanic plugs, amphitheater structures, extensive distribution of volcanic rocks, carbonized wood found in pyroclastic deposits and two sulfuric hot springs.

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