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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01777

Mayon in SE Luzon is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. It rises above the Albay Gulf and is the result of eruptions occurring from a single central conduit. Frequent historical eruptions have been recorded since 1616 and have typically included powerful explosive activity accompanied by pyroclastic flows, lahars, and lava flows that descended to the lower flanks of the volcano. Photo by Kurt Fredrickson, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).

Mayon in SE Luzon is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. It rises above the Albay Gulf and is the result of eruptions occurring from a single central conduit. Frequent historical eruptions have been recorded since 1616 and have typically included powerful explosive activity accompanied by pyroclastic flows, lahars, and lava flows that descended to the lower flanks of the volcano.

Photo by Kurt Fredrickson, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: stratovolcano | cone


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