TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

Volcanoes

MOUNT KANLAON

Mount Kanlaon is an ACTIVE stratovolcano which last erupted in 2006.

Mount Kanlaon volcano is on Negros Island and is permanently monitored by Philvolcs. The volcano comprises a number of pyroclastic cones and craters. The summit at an elevation of 2435m contains a broad elongated caldera with a crater lake, with a smaller but more active crater to the south.

Kanlaon has erupted 26 times since 1886 and typically comprise phreatic explosions of small to moderate size that produce minor ashfalls near the volcano.

On 10 August 1996 Kanlaon erupted without warning killing three mountain climbers near to the summit.

Tourism #1076, 12 Nov 1970

 

Philippine Mountains #2839b, 16 Jun 2003

(part of a se-tenant block of 4)

First Day Cover

Tourism #1076, 12 Nov 1970

 

Philippine Mountains #2839, 16 Jun 2003

Postcards

Kruger postcard 17615, 'Bacolod City', Postal cancel Manila 12 May 1971,

backstamped "Compliments Postmaster-General MANILA"

 

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