The Tatun (Datun) Volcanic Group (TVG) is a number of andesitic lava domes in the northern portion of the island of Taiwan. There are at least 20 volcanoes, the southernmost (and largest) of which are located only 15 km N of Taipei City. This puts over 5 million within 5 km of the field and nearly 8 million within 30 km.
Mount Banahaw (or Banahao) is located on the island of Luzon, some 80 km SE of Manilla. At 2,158 m high, it is the tallest of a group of a stratovolcano complex that included San Cristobal (1,470 M) and Banahaw de Lucban (1,870 M).
I remember, as a teen, I loved rummaging in my mother’s enormous picture postcard collection – what a treasure! There was a photo in it that I never forgot in my life: An old Orthodox church sitting on a ridge high above a village and, behind the church, the humongous Continue Reading
This is the second of three posts on the East Hokkaido Caldera Field. This post is centered on the Kutcharo (Kussaro or Kuttyaro) volcanic complex.