Bulusan, Philippines

Location: 12.8N, 124.1E
Elevation: 5,133 feet (1,565 m)


Space Shuttle photo STS067-725A-0085. March 12, 1995.

Bulusan is an active stratovolcano and makes the extreme southeast part island of Luzon peninsula (bottom right of photo). The summit crater is 1,000 feet (300 m) in diameter and there are numerous lava flows on the flanks. There are three craters on the southeast flank; the lower two are crater lakes. The islands of Masbate and Ticao are to the southwest (top of photo).

Bulusan has erupted at least 13 times since 1886, most recently in 1988.

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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