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Mount Bulusan, Luzon

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Mount Bulusan, or Bulusan Volcano, is the southernmost volcano on Luzon Island in the Republic of the Philippines. It is situated in the province of Sorsogon in the Bicol region, 70km southeast of Mayon Volcano and approximately 250km southeast of the Philippine capital of Manila.
It is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines.
Bulusan is classified by volcanologists as a stratovolcano (or a composite cone) and covers the northeast rim of Irosin caldera that was formed about 40,000 years ago. It has a peak elevation of 1565m above sea level with a base diameter of 15km.
Located around the mountain are four craters and four hot springs. The first crater, called Blackbird Lake, is 20m in diameter and 15m deep. The second crater is oval, with dimensions of 60by and 15m. The third crater is about 90m in diameter and 20m deep, while the fourth, which is near the northeastern rim opened during the 1981 eruption. There is also a 100m fissure measuring 5to wide below this crater.
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.
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.
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  • We had a good walk here about 1 hour walk around the lake. We ride a boat too (not free) you have to rent the boat depends how long you want it. Going to this place you must have your own car or a mot...  more »
  • Mt. Bulusan lake is one of the most beautiful nature trip I've been to. It has this charm that will capture your soul. Its good for a family side trip, it is advisable that you go here after having yo...  more »
  • don't for get to visit the Natural park because we can do on the area kayaking and you can do trecking around the lake of bulusan this volcano is active anytime and anyhow we can erupted. we have also...  more »
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  • Great place.!!!.
  • The view was Beautiful God did a Very Good Art Here I thought it was Mayon Cause it looked desame
  • Was there in September 2015 , very peaceful place to be , I would love to go back some day..
  • Spectacular view of Mt. Bulusan from a nearby island.
  • Magnda and silent life n live trees.
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