Lake Tikub

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Lake Tikub
Location Tiaong, Quezon, Philippines
Coordinates 13°57′45.62″N 121°18′22.78″E / 13.9626722°N 121.3063278°E / 13.9626722; 121.3063278Coordinates: 13°57′45.62″N 121°18′22.78″E / 13.9626722°N 121.3063278°E / 13.9626722; 121.3063278
Type crater lake; maar
Basin countries Philippines
Max. length 0.82 kilometres (0.51 mi)
Max. width 0.73 kilometres (0.45 mi)
Surface area 120 hectares (300 acres)
Max. depth 75 metres (246 ft)[1]
Surface elevation 97 metres (318 ft)[2]
Settlements San Pablo City, Laguna and Lucena City, Quezon

Lake Tikub (also known as Lake Ticub,[3] Lake Ticob,[4] Lake Tikob[5] or Lake Ticab[6]) is a nearly circular crater lake located in the province of Quezon, in the Philippines. The circumference of the lake is elevated and thick with foliage that steeply slopes down to the shore of the lake. The lake is located near the foothill of Mount Malepunyo, in between nearby Mount Banahaw, in Brgy. Ayusan, in the town of Tiaong, Quezon. Access to the lake is through Brgy. San Pedro.[3]

Geology[edit]

Lake Tikub is a maar or a low-profile volcano created by phreatomagmatic eruption or the interaction between groundwater and magma underneath the Earth's surface. Like the seven lakes in the city of San Pablo, Laguna, which is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) away, the lake is one of the monogenetic volcanoes located in the Southwestern Luzon Volcanic field.[7]

Getting there[edit]

Coming from Manila, take the Pan-Philippine Highway South heading to Lucena City. In Tiaong, Quezon, upon reaching the Total Gas station to your left, turn right on the road across from it. When you reach the steel bridge, slow down and turn right on the first small road, across the barangay hall. Drive straight on the rough road until you reach a clearing going uphill to your left. Walk uphill until you reach the lake.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (2010-03-30). Beaches and Lakes - Beautiful Places to Visit". Wow Quezon. Retrieved on 2011-01-08.
  2. ^ Administrator (2008-07-30). "Inactive Volcanoes of the Philippines - page 7". Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Retrieved on 2011-01-08.
  3. ^ a b Borgy. "Tiaong Map". Tiaong Quezon Web Site. Retrieved on 2011-01-14.
  4. ^ Silva, Nestor (2009-06-27)"Endowment for Rina". Beta Sigma Fraternity. Retrieved on 2011-01-14.
  5. ^ Sison, Brian (2010-03-04). "Lake Tikob". Anything Under the Sun. Retrieved on 2010-01-14.
  6. ^ "Banahaw - Synonyms & Subfeatures". Global Volcanism Program. Retrieved on 2011-01-14.
  7. ^ Wernstedt, Frederick L. and Spancer, J.E. (1967). "Philippine Island World: a physical, cultural and regional geography", p.21. University of California Press. Retrieved on 2011-01-15.
  8. ^ Traveler (2010-03-11). "Quezon, 6th largest province in the Philippines - Lake Tikub". The Big NM, Network Management for the Filipinos. Retrieved on 2011-01-14.

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