Balut, Philippines

Location: 5.4N, 125.4E
Elevation: 2,795 feet (852 m)

Space Shuttlephoto STS009-0033-1251.

Balut (the larger island with clouds near the center) is a stratovolcano about 12 miles (20 km) south of the Batulaki Peninsula (bottom right) of Mindanao. Balut has probably erupted in the Holocene (the last 10,000 years). No eruptions have been recorded in historic time.

Sources of Information:

Neumann van Padang, M., 1953, Philippine Islands and Cochin China. Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes of the World, International Association of Volcanology, 2, Rome, Italy, 49 p.

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.

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