Which of the following are active volcanoes?

i. mayon in albay
ii. taal in batangas
iii. vulcan in camiguin
iv. kanlaon in negros occidental

a. i and ii only
b. ii and iii only
c. i, ii and iii only
d. i, ii, and iv only


I. Mayon Volcano in Albay

The correct answer is letter d. I,II,IV only. Mayon volcano, Taal volcano and mount Kanlaon are active volcanoes recorded a number of eruptions. Mayon volcano located in Albay is the most active volcano in the Philippines. Record shows that it erupted for almost 47 times since 1616 and on December 26, 2018 it caused two phreatic explosions. Phreatic explosion is an eruption of combined water, ash, gas and rock fragments. Taal  volcano is the second to most active volcano in the Philippines. Located in the province of Batangas. Since 1572, 33 eruptions have been recorded. The last major activities of the volcano is phreatic eruption in 1977. Kanlaon  volcano in Negros Occidental is an active stratovolcano. Stratovolcano is a volcano that  built with many layers of ash and lava. It has been erupted 30 times since 1819. In 2016, Kanlaon erupted for 12 minutes but no casualties reported.  

For more information about Mayon,Taal and Kanlaon please read this article:

Active volcanoes in the Philippines  

Philippines is one of the countries that belongs to the Pacific Ring of Fires. Wherein the country is located in Pacific area and mark with one of the most active volcanoes on earth just like the 3 volcanoes mentioned above. Additional  are:

Mount bulusan in sorsogon Mount hibok-hibok in camiguin Mount Pinatubo in Zambales Mount smith in Cagayan Safety and precautions

Thousands of people live near active volcanoes. It is very important to have knowledge on safety. Below are a few safety steps to keep in mind if we live near volcano or if we plan to go hiking or mountain climbing.    

Always ready your survival kit. It includes flashlights and batteries, non-perishable goods, disposable mask, and  medicine kit.  Plan. Orient each family member to know how to contact each other and where to go and what to do just in case one of you is missing. Awareness. Discuss with your family or colleagues about the danger or hazardous chemicals that the volcano will throw.  Scape. Beforehand, you must find the evacuation area in your local authorities.

For more information about volcanic eruption you can read these article.

What will happen during volcanic eruption?:

To know about the effect of volcanic eruption, try these link:


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