Mount Iriga

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Mount Iriga, or Iriga Volcano, is an active volcano in the province of Camarines Sur (13°27.4'N, 123°27.4'E) in the Philippines.

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Physical Features

Mount Iriga is a stratovolcano about a kilometer from Lake Buhi. It rises 1,143 meters and a base diameter of 10 kilometers.

Eruptions

Iriga erupted in 1628 and 1642.

Iriga is generally known for its phreatic explosions. It is one of the 22 active volcanoes in the Philippines: Babuyan Claro, Banahaw, Biliran, Bud Dajo, Mount Bulusan, Cagua, Camiguin de Babuyanes, Didicas, Hibok-Hibok, Iraya, Mount Kanlaon, Leonard Kniaseff, Makaturing, Matutum, Mayon, Musuan, Mount Parker (Cotabato), Pinatubo, Ragang, Smith Volcano, Taal. They are all part of the so-called "Pacific ring of fire."



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