Latukan

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Latukan
Latukan is located in Philippines
Latukan
Latukan
Location within the Philippines
Highest point
Elevation 2,338 m (7,671 ft)
Listing Potentially active volcano
Coordinates 7°39′N 124°27′E / 7.650°N 124.450°E / 7.650; 124.450Coordinates: 7°39′N 124°27′E / 7.650°N 124.450°E / 7.650; 124.450
Geography
Location Mindanao
Country Philippines
Region ARMM
Province Lanao del Sur
Geology
Mountain type stratovolcano

Latukan volcano is a potentially active stratovolcano in the centre of a chain of young E-W-trending stratovolcanoes in NW Mindanao, SE of Lake Lanao, province of Lanao del Sur, island of Mindanao, in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The Global Volcanism Program records its elevation as 2,338 metres (7,671 ft) at a latitude of 7.65°N (7°39'0"N) and longitude of 124.45°E (124°27'0"E).[1]

Latukan is flanked on the west by Makaturing volcano and on the NE by the historically active Ragang volcano.

Latukan was listed as an active volcano in the Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World (Neumann van Padang, 1953), but the date of its most recent eruptions is not known.

Latukan lies in an area of dominantly basaltic volcanoes west of the cordillera in central Mindanao.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lists Latukan as an inactive volcano, without any indication as to why it considers Latukan to be inactive.[2]

Like most volcanoes in southern Philippines, Latukan has not been well studied.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latukan". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. 
  2. ^ "List of Inactive Volcanoes". Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).