Eroded and Extinct Mount Balatukan in Northern Mindanao

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MOUNT BALATUKAN

 

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Mount Balatukan is a massive potentially active compound stratovolcano. Mt. Balatukan is located halfway between Cagayan de Oro City and Butuan City, on the north coast of the island of Mindanao, in the province of Misamis Oriental, in Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines. – wikipedia.org

 

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Lava flows on its flanks are 140,000 years old and it is not known whether there are younger volcanic products. Although the volcano still has fumarolic activity, it might be extinct, as the strong degree of erosion of its flanks suggests. – volcanodiscovery.com

 

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Balatukan is a massive compound stratovolcano that rises above the SW shore of Gingoog Bay in north-central Mindanao, opposite Camiguin Island. Lava flows on its flanks have Pleistocene ages. Although the volcano currently displays fumarolic activity, it is extensively eroded and the age of its latest eruption is not known. – volcano.si.edu

 

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 Mount Balatukan Range (also known as Balingoan or Balatocan) is a massive compound stratovolcano that rises above northwest shore of Gingoog Bay Misamis Oriental, Philippines. It is the highest peak in the city of Gingoog and the Municipalities of Claveria, Balingasag and Medina. It is sacred to the Higaonons and in the olden times their ancestors made pilgrimages to its peak. A lake called Danao is on its caldera or mouth. The mountain is an old volcano, said to have erupted in the 17th century. – pinoyphotoblog.com

 

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