The islands of the Philippine archipelago are of volcanic origin and mountainous. With the beautiful and hilly island customized with 37 fascinating sight volcanoes, yet only 22 are actively vigorous. The volcanoes are a site for exploration, and discovery of photos, stories, and information in the country, willingly learn by the tourists. The active volcanoes are also one of the traveler’s attractions in the Philippine archipelago.
On June 15 1991, a massive eruption of Mount Pinatubo volcano occurred after which 80, 000 sq km is covered with white ash. Hundreds of people were killed because of the gigantic eruption, and thousands of families became destitute and homeless.
Before the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, approximately 30,000 citizens lived in a rural community on the volcano’s border. Mt. Pinatubo is one of the strings of compound volcanoes all along the Luzon arc on the west coast of the islet.
However, several years had passed, but still, more foreigners are quite hesitant to visit and travel here and gaze at the most beautiful volcanoes in the Philippines. In our travel guide, we illustrate some of the interesting and active volcanoes in the Philippines, as listed below.
Mayon Volcano – Perfect Cone
The Mayon volcano is located in the eastern part of the province of Albay and approaching 300km southeast of Manila. The Mayon is famous of its manifestation of shape and gorgeousness, close to a “Perfect Cone Volcano”. Mayon is confidentially categorized as a stratovolcano or composite cone, extent above about 2,462 m, exceeding sea level and shield an area of 250 sq. km.
At times, the Mayon becomes harsh, but it is also useful. Its productive slope and contiguous plains, tied through abundant rainfall throughout the year, as a lack to the province of Albay to obtain a wealthy agriculture along the huge population discovered in towns.
With a maximum peak of 311m, on top of the sea level and on the eastern rim of the main crater, considered the world’s lowest volcanoes is the “Taal Volcano” in the islet situated closed to the center of Taal Lake in Batangas. Protected an area of 23 sq. km, the volcano is encircled through a clear body of water, approximately two meters above sea level and 127 sq km in area.
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With its rock configuration composed a bit of consolidated ash beds, including a varying quantity of coarser fragments. The Taal volcano has approximately 47 craters or despondency shapes either by way of immediate explosive eruption or by subsides and ground descending motion of air in the atmosphere.
Mount Canlaon Volcano
Mount Canlaon volcano can be found in the north-central section of Negros Island, Visayas. Its appearance in the islet of Negros made the province as the most attractive tourist spot. Its highest elevation reaches about 2, 435 m, and a basal diameter of 30 km.
The listed eruptions experienced are meek, composed of ash and mist blast at times including the flow of lava and pyroclastics. The hefty portion of Canlaon is recognized as a forest reservation. Early settlers have intruded on the quarter. In the area of occupied Canlaon’s slope, numerous “haciendas” are to be found.