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Volcanoes in the Philippines

December 10th, 2008 Category: Volcanoes

Volcanoes in the Philippines - December 9th, 2008

Volcanoes in the Philippines - December 9th, 2008

Several volcanoes on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines, part of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, can be see in this radar (ASAR) image.

The most notable of these is the Mayon Volcano, an active stratovolcano situated 15 kilometres northwest of Legazpi City (cone farthest south in the image). It is the Philippines’ most active volcano.

It also is renowned as the “Perfect Cone” because of its almost perfectly conical shape. It rises 2462 m (8,077 ft) above the gulf.

Mayon is a stratovolcano or composite volcano. The current cone was formed through pyroclastic and lava flows from past eruptions. The upper slopes of the volcano are steep averaging 35-40 degrees and are capped by a small summit crater. Its sides are layers of lava and other volcanic material.

source Wikipedia

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