What Is Volcanic Theory Of The Philippines?


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The rim of the Pacific Ocean is the scene of much earthquake activity. Around the rim of the Pacific Ocean are many volcanoes. These volcanoes are most typically found in the regions where subduction is taking place. The ring of volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean is called the "Pacific Rim of Fire".

The Philippines have experienced frequent seismic, and volcanic activities. Around 20 earthquakes are registered daily, though most are too weak to be felt.

The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7100 islands. Most of these islands are of volcanic origin. There are 37 volcanoes in the Philippines, of which 18 are still active volcanoes.

The most known volcanoes in the Philippines are Mount Pinatubo, Mount Mayon and the Taal volcano. They are all located on the Northern island of Luzon.

Mount Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines. Since 1616 there were 47 eruptions. From 1616 until 2002 at least 1300 people died and thousands of people got homeless as a result of all the eruptions.

The volcanoes of the Philippines are the most deadly and costly in the world. Fatalities have been caused by 13% of the historic eruptions, most notably at Taal and Mayon, and 22% of the eruptions caused damage. Mudflows are more common in the Philippines, compared to other regions, because of heavy rains.

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