Mount Masaraga

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Mount Masaraga
Masaraga.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 1,328 m (4,357 ft)
Listing Inactive volcano
Coordinates 13°19′N 123°36′E / 13.32°N 123.60°E / 13.32; 123.60Coordinates: 13°19′N 123°36′E / 13.32°N 123.60°E / 13.32; 123.60
Geography
Mount Masaraga is located in Philippines
Mount Masaraga
Mount Masaraga
Location within the Philippines
Location Luzon
Country Philippines
Region Bicol Region
Province Albay
City Ligao
Geology
Mountain type stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt Bicol Volcanic Chain
Last eruption Unknown / Holocene

Mount Masaraga is an extinct stratovolcano located in Ligao City in the province of Albay, in the Bicol region, on Luzon Island, in the Philippines.

Physical features[edit]

Mount Masaraga is a forested, sharp-topped, mountain with an elevation of 1,328 metres (4,357 ft) asl. It is adjacent and the closest to the perfect cone of Mayon Volcano.

Eruptions[edit]

There are no historical eruptions from the volcano with the last eruptive activity dated as Holocene as reported by the Global Volcanism Program. Thick lava flows from that period are present on the flanks of Mount Masaraga, an understudied volcano in the Philippines.

Geology[edit]

Rock type found on the mountain is andesite trending to rhyolite. Tectonically, Masaraga is part of the Bicol Volcanic Chain of volcanoes and part of the Pacific ring of fire.

Listings[edit]

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lists the mountain as one of the inactive volcanoes of the Philippines.

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