posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 12:33 AM
Since I'm a Norwegian, living in the Philippines, I figured out that I could try to give a bit info regarding volcanoes here.
Mayon Volcano reaches 2,460 meters and is the central feature of the Albay Province, of which Legazpi City is the capital, about 300-km
southeast of Manila. It must be one of the most beautiful volcanic cones anywhere in the world and is visible for miles around in the otherwise flat
landscape of the region.
Mayon must be the Philippines' most active volcano, and has erupted more than fifty times during the last few hundred years.
Then we have TAAL Volcano, located about 60 km SSE of Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is a complex volcanic system composed of
a small volcanic island (Volcano Island), which has been the site of almost all historic activity, located within a 20x30 km lake-filled complex
caldera(?) (Taal Lake, in older texts also called Lake Bonbon), one of the great volcano-tectonic depressions of the world.
Thirty three eruptions have been recorded since 1572 at Taal, mostly on Volcano Island. The impacts of these eruptions were largely confined to the
intracaldera area. Occasional violent activity, however, such as the 1754 plinian eruption, affected the entire region, including what is now the
Metro Manila area with fallout. Some activity, such as the 1749 eruption, were accompanied by crustal disturbance and strong earthquakes, which
generated ground fissures and pronounced subsidence that extended across Taal lake.