Mount Mayon (Volcano Week 4)

It’s Volcano Week 4 here at GSS. Volcanoes, about a week. You know the drill! Rising up from the pastoral plains of Luzon Island in the Philippines is Mount Mayon, an active 2,400 metre-high stratovolcano. Known as the “perfect cone,” Mayon Volcano looks surreal in its symmetry, a true masterpiece of nature. The volcano rises up in stark contrast to the surrounding flat terrain, its upper slopes averaging a 35-40 degree grade. Eruptions occur primarily from a small volcanic crater but have also created pyroclastic flows that carved over 40 ravines around Mayon’s cone. Viewing Mt. Mayon in…

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