TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

Volcanoes

LAGUNA VOLCANIC FIELD

The Laguna Volcanic Field (also known as the San Pablo Volcanic Field) comprises many pyroclastic cones and maars. The most prominent volcano in the field is Mount Makiling. The volcanic field lies at the southern end of Laguna de Bay on Luzon.

San Pablo City, 75th Charter Day #3606, 7 May 2015

part of a se-tenant pair

The above stamp shows Sampaloc Lake which is approximately 1.2km wide and is the youngest maar in the Laguna Volcanic Field (formed about 500–700 years ago). Maars are low-relief volcanic craters created as part of an eruption involving water and magma, older maars in the area are often filled with sediment.

Three pyrocalstic cones can also be seen in the stamp. These are from left to right Mount Lagula, Mount Nagcarlan and Mount Atimbia

 

 

Stamps by Volcano

Active Volcanoes

Hibok-Hibok

Iraya

Kanloan

Mayon

Musuan

Pinatubo

Taal

Potential Active

Apo

Makiling

Inactive

Arayat

Kitanglad

Laguna Volcanic Field

Lanao Volcanic Field

Masaraga