Mount Amorong

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Amorong
Amorong is located in Philippines
Amorong
Amorong
Location in the Philippines
Elevation 376 m (1,234 ft)[1]
Location
Location Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines
Coordinates 15°49′41″N 120°48′18″E / 15.828°N 120.805°E / 15.828; 120.805Coordinates: 15°49′41″N 120°48′18″E / 15.828°N 120.805°E / 15.828; 120.805[1]
Geology
Type Lava dome
Last eruption Unknown

Mount Amorong a potentially active volcano, part of the Amorong Volcanic Group, is located at the northern end of the Luzon Central Plain, in Pangasinan province, Region I, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines.

Physical Features[edit]

Amorong is one of a cluster of small lava domes and diatremes. It is the only one which currently exhibits any volcanic-related activities, being fumarolic and solfataric.[1]

Listings[edit]

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lists Amorong as Inactive.[2]

The Smithsonian Institution lists Amorong as Fumarolic.[1]

Eruptions[edit]

Date of the last eruption is unknown but possibly more than 1 million years before present.

Geology[edit]

Rock type is principally trachyandesite.

K-Ar dating of about 1.14 million years was obtained from the Amorong volcanic group.[1]

It lies along the Eastern Bataan volcanic lineament of the Philippines.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Amorong". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0703-085. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  2. ^ "List of Inactive Volcanoes". Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). Retrieved 2010-12-19.