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Ambalatungan volcano

compound volcano 2329 m / 7,641 ft
Luzon Island, Philippines, 17.32°N / 121.1°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Ambalatungan volcano eruptions: unknown No recent earthquakes
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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 which there are hot springs and strong fumarole vents which produce loud noises and have sulphur deposits.
Bumabag volcano is located only 3 km east of Ambalatungan and has 2 craters that also produce strong fumarolic activity.
Podakan volcano is 1 km SE of Bumabag and also has a large steam vent.
A possible steam eruption might have occurred from Mount Binuluan in 1952, which killed 12 people by a sulfur-rich debris flow.


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