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Friday, Oct 24, 2014
PHIVOLCS reported that during 14-21 October white plumes rose from Mayon's crater and drifted NW, W, WSW, SW, and SE. On 14 October a seismic signal indicating a rockfall was recorded and a brief period of incandescence from the crater was observed. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 13, 2014
A viscous lava flow started to descend from the summit crater of the volcano on the southeast slope. On Sunday, it was approx. 350 m long and advancing slowly, with incandescence visible at night. ... [more]

Volcanoes of Luzon Island (25 volcanoes)

Bulusan | Pocdol Mountains | Malindig | Mayon | Masaraga | Malinao | Iriga | Isarog | Panay | Taal | Labo | Banahaw | San Pablo | Makiling | Laguna | Mariveles | Natib | Pinatubo | Arayat | Amorong | Santo Tomas | Patoc | Binuluan | Ambalatungan | Cagua
Luzon is the main island of the Philippines and contains most of its active volcanoes. Volcanic activity is concentrated on the Luzon arc, which is associated with the eastward subduction of the South China Sea floor along the Manila Trench.
Bulusan
(Stratovolcano)
Bulusan, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, is Luzon's southernmost volcano. It lies at the SE end of the Bicol volcanic arc occupying the peninsula of the same name that forms the elongated SE tip of Luzon island. [more]

Pocdol Mountains
(compound volcano)
The volcanic Pocdol Mountains (also known as Bacon-Manito complex) are a group of volcanic cones between Saragon Bay and Albay Gulf in southern Luzon.
Some of the cones are probably only a few thousands of years old. A fumarole field and a geyser are found in the area, sug... [more]

Malindig
(stratovolcano)
Malindig volcano (also known as Marlanga), is an andesitic stratovolcano at the southern tip of Marinduque Island, west of the Bondoc Peninsula on Luzon Island, Philippines.
The summit has sharp peaks. No recent eruptions have occurred at the volcano. Hot springs are activ... [more]

Mayon
(Stratovolcano)
Mayon, the most famous of the active volcanoes of the Philippines, is a perfect stratovolcano rising to 2462 m on Luzon Island. It erupts very frequently. [more]

Masaraga
(stratovolcano)
Masaraga is a stratovolcano with a pointed top located 10 km NW of Mayon volcano on Luzon Island in the Philippines.
The flanks of the andesitic-to-ryholitic volcano are covered by forested thick lava flows, indicating no recent eruptions, but it is thought that it has erup... [more]

Malinao
(stratovolcano)
Malinao volcano (also known as Buhi or Takit) is a forested stratovolcano north of Mayon volcano and 3 km west of Malinao town, in southern Luzon, Philippines.
The volcano contains a large summit crater breached to the east.
Malinao was active from about 500,000 to ... [more]

Iriga
(stratovolcano)
Mount Iriga volcano is a small stratovolcano immediately SW of Lake Buhi in southern Luzon, Philippines.
The volcano is dominantly andesitic in composition, but has several basaltic flank cones. It has a large crater breached to the SE, which formed during a massive flank f... [more]

Isarog
(stratovolcano)
Isarog volcano is an andesitic stratovolcano of Naga city, in SE Luzon, Philippines. It is part of the Bicol volcanic chain, and could still be active although no historic eruptions are known. The volcano has active fumaroles, steam vents and hot springs. [more]

Panay
(stratovolcano)
Mount Panay is small andesitic stratovolcano on the Calumpang Peninsula west of the Batangas Bay, south of Lake Taal, Luzon Island, Philippines.
Panay may be extinct with its last eruptions being more than 10,000 years ago, but it still has strong solfataric activity. [more]

Taal
(caldera)
Taal volcano with its lake-filled 15x20 km wide Talisay (Taal) caldera is a beautiful caldera volcano, but also one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes of the Philippines. Taal has had some of the country's largest and deadliest eruptions: At least 6 eruptions during the r... [more]

Labo
(stratovolcano)
Mount Labo volcano is located SW of the city of Daet at the northwestern end of the Bicol Volcanic Arc on Luzon Island, Philippines.
It is a forested, andesitic stratovolcano with a basal diameter of 24 km. Labo last erupted about 27,000 years ago, but still shows geotherm... [more]

Banahaw
(complex volcano)
Banahaw volcano is a complex of 3 volcanoes 80 km SE of Manila, Philippines. The Banahaw volcanic complex includes Mt Banahaw (2158 m), San Cristobal (1470 m), and Banhao de Lucban (1870 m) volcanoes.
Mild explosive eruptions might still occur at the Banahaw volcano complex... [more]

San Pablo
(stratovolcano )
The San Pablo volcanic field, (also known as the Laguna volcanic field) in Rizal Province, Luzon Island, Philippines, lies at the southern end of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake on Luzon Island. [more]

Makiling
(stratovolcano)
Makiling volcano is a small perhaps still active stratovolcano in Laguna Province, Luzon Island, Philippines, on the southern shore of Laguna de Bay close to Manila city. Hot springs are located near Makiling at Los Baños town. [more]

Laguna
(caldera)
The elliptical, 10 x 20 km wide caldera of Laguna de Bay is located immediately SE of Manila city, Philippines. It is the largest lake on Luzon Island and its surface is only 1 m above sea level.
Jalajala is a fumarole field on the flank of Mount Sembrano on the shore of La... [more]

Mariveles
(stratovolcano)
The small, but voluminous Mariveles stratovolcano is located at the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, on the west side of Manila Bay, Luzon Island, Philippines.
Although there are no known eruptions in historic times, it is a still active stratovolcano of andesitic com... [more]

Natib
(stratovolcano)
Natib is a massive andesitic stratovolcano located at the northern end of the Bataan Peninsula, Luzon Island, Philippines.
It is truncated by a 6 x 7 km wide caldera. The age of its last activity is uncertain and the volcano might still be active. 5 thermal areas are presen... [more]

Pinatubo
(stratovolcano)
The June 12, 1991 eruption column from Mount Pinatubo taken from the east side of Clark Air Base. U.S. Geological Survey Photograph taken on June 12, 1991, 08:51 hours, by Dave Harlow.Pinatubo volcano exploded spectacularly on 15 June 1991. The Pinatubo eruption on 15 June 1991 was the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
Pinatubo is a complex of lava domes located 100 km NW of Manila city, Luzon Island, Philippines.
Prior to the... [more]

Arayat
(stratovolcano)
Arayat is a forested stratovolcano above the flat Central Plain of Luzon Island and located NE of Angeles city, Philippines. It belongs to the Eastern Volcanic Chain, which includes Mounts Balungao, Cuyapo, Amorong and Arayat volcanoes.
Mt. Arayat's cone is probably built u... [more]

Amorong
(lava dome)
Amorong volcano a small lava dome in NW Luzon Island, 80 km NNE of Pinatubo volcano, and belongs to the Eastern Volcanic Chain or Balungao Group, a chain of subduction volcanoes behind the Manila Trench.
It is the only of a group of several lava domes that still has fumarol... [more]

Santo Tomas
(stratovolcano)
Santo Tomas volcano on Luzon Island, Philippines, is one of the highest stratovolcanoes of the country. It has many volcanic vents and fissures.
A report about an eruption or "displacement" in the region on January 4, 1641, described as an outburst of water accompanied by ... [more]

Patoc
(stratovolcano)
Mount Patoc is an andesitic stratovolcano in the Cordillera Central of north-central Luzon, Philippines. It has strong fumarolic activity. A small river and a village on the west side are named "Mainit", which means hot. [more]

Binuluan
(compound volcano)
Binuluan volcano belongs to the Ambalatungan volcanic group and is located in the Kalinga Province, Luzon Island, Philippines.
A possible steam eruption of Binuluan volcano in 1952 killed 12 people by a sulphur rich debris flow. [more]

Ambalatungan
(compound volcano)
The Ambalatungan group is a cluster of several volcanoes on northern Luzon Island, Philippines, conprising Ambalatungan, Bumabag, Podakan, and Binuluan volcanoes, aligned roughly E-W.
Ambalatungan volcano is dacitic in composition, and has a steep-walled crater, inside whic... [more]

Cagua
(stratovolcano)
Cagua is an active stratovolcano at the NE tip of northern Luzon Island, Philippines. It has a circular summit crater of 1.5 km diameter, with steep, 60-m-high walls, and is locally known as the "Fire Mountain". The volcano might have erupted in 1907, when strong fumarole activit... [more]

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