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Mount Bulusan


Bulusan is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano (composite volcano) and covers the northeast rim of Irosin caldera that was formed about 40,000 years before present. It has a peak elevation of 1,565 m above sea level with a base diameter of 15 km (9.3 mi).

by Kheem Caparas on July 23, 2012
Mount Bulusan

Mount Bulusan, or Bulusan Volcano, is one of the active volcanoes in the country.

Bulusan is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano (composite volcano) and covers the northeast rim of Irosin caldera that was formed about 40,000 years before present. It has a peak elevation of 1,565 m above sea level with a base diameter of 15 km (9.3 mi).

Located around the mountain are four craters and four hot springs. Crater No. 1, called Blackbird Lake, is 20 m in diameter and 15 m deep. The oval Crater No. 2 is 60 by 30 m and 15 m. Crater No. 3 is about 90 m in diameter and 20 m deep and Crater No. 4, which is near the northeastern rim opened during the 1981 eruption. There is also a 100-metre fissure measuring 5 to 8 m wide below Crater No. 4.

Its hot springs are San Benon Springs, Mapaso Springs, San Vicente Springs, Masacrot Springs. Its adjacent volcanic edifices are Mt. Homahan, Mt. Binitacan, Mt. Batuan, Mt. Calungalan, Mt. Calaunan, Mt. Tabon-Tabon, Mt. Juban, and Mt. Jormajan.

Eruptions

Bulusan is generally known for its sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions. It has erupted 15 times since 1885 and is considered as the 4th most active volcano in the Philippines after Mayon, Taal, and Kanlaon.

Location

It is situated in the province of Sorsogon in the Bicol region, 70 km southeast of Mayon Volcano and approximately 250 km southeast of the Philippine capital of Manila.

How to Get There

By air

There is no direct flight from Manila to Sorsogon, so you need to travel first to Legazpi City. Then from there, you can ride a bus going to the province.

By sea

From Manila, you can ride a bus going to Pilar, Sorsogon.

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