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|Subregion Name:||Luzon (Philippines)|
|Last Known Eruption:||Pleistocene|
|Summit Elevation:||1548 m||5,079 feet|
|Forested Malinao stratovolcano, NNW of Mayon volcano, contains a large summit crater that is breached to the east. This Quaternary volcano, also known as Buhi or Takit, was active from about 500,000 to 60,000 years ago (Nielson et al., 1996), but the eastern flank of the 1548-m-high volcano is the site of the Luzon's largest solfataras and hot springs, some of which deposit silicious sinter. A minor explosion from the Naglabong thermal area that ejected blocks in 1980 was probably due to water drawdown during development of the Tiwi geothermal field (Newhall 1994, pers. comm.).|