Ragang, Philippines

Location: 7.8N, 124.5E
Elevation: 9,233 feet (2,815 m)

Space Shuttle photo STS61A-0040-0071. November 5, 1985.

Ragang is a stratovolcano on the island of Mindanao. Ragang is at the northeast end of a row of young volcanic cones. The volcano has three summits and a deep crater. A 2-mile-long (3 km) lava flow that originated in the crater traveled to the southeast. Since 1765, Ragang has had nine moderate (VEI=2) eruptions. The most recent eruption was in 1915.

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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