TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

Volcanoes

MOUNT ARAYAT

Mount Arayat is an INACTIVE volcano with no recorded historical eruptions but weak fumarolic activity is present on the northwest summit.

Mount Arayat is located on the island of Luzon and rises to a height of 1,026m above the Central Luzon plains of Pampanga and Magalan. Mount Arayat belongs to the Eastern Volcanic Chain, which includes the Mount Balungao, Cuyapo, Amorong and Arayat volcanoes.

A large breached crater exsits which was created by a large debris avalanche that occurred within the past 500,000 years and has left a large hummocky deposit in the plain at the foot the volcano. Post-collapse volcanic activity formed the White Rock andesitic lava dome inside the collapse scar.

Taipei 2015 Philatelic Exhibition, Featuring Philippine Mythical Creatures #3605, 24 Apr 2015

part of a souvenir sheet of four different 10p designs which was sold for 150p

Maria Sinukaan is a diwata (a Philippine mythological fairy or moutain goddess) who resides on Mount Arayat frequenting the lava dome known as the White Rock.  Sinukuan is associated with the unusual bounty of the forests of Arayat, and with the profusion of animals there. Watching over the needs of the people in the nearby town, she used to regularly leave fruits and animals at the doorstep of locals who needed food during hard times.

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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