What do you know about major volcanic eruptions in the Philippines Mayon 1984?

What caused the Mayon volcano to erupt?

Mayon was formed in a subduction zone. Subduction is when two plates slide under each other to create new landform. This creates a volcano because lava came up from under the subduction zone and pressed up new land creating the volcano but the pressure from all the lava inside is what causes it to erupt.

What are the effects of volcanic eruption in the Philippines?

The damage extended beyond plant life. Dozens of people perished during the eruption. Large numbers of livestock and pets were also left behind when tens of thousands of people evacuated. Ash even affected the fish—mainly tilapia and milkfish—being raised in thousands of aquaculture pens in Taal Lake.

What are the active volcanoes in Philippines?

The six most active volcanoes are Mayon, Hibok-Hibok, Pinatubo, Taal, Kanlaon and Bulusan.

What is the largest volcano in the Philippines?

The Apolaki Caldera is a volcanic crater with a diameter of 150 kilometers (93 mi), making it the world’s largest caldera.

Apolaki Caldera.

Apolaki Crater
Location Philippine Sea
Country Philippines
Geology
Mountain type Volcanic caldera

What are the active volcanoes in the Philippines and its location?

Volcanoes of the Philippines

Item No. Name of Volcano Province
1 Babuyan Claro Babuyan Island Group, Cagayan in Luzon
2 Banahaw Boundaries of Laguna and Quezon in Luzon
3 Biliran (Anas) Leyte in Visayas
4 Bud Dajo Sulu in Mindanao
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