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A special project of the
 

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  nigs phivolcs mgb
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Geotour 2 - PHIVOLCS Loop
 
Geotour 2 is a one-day geotourism excursion of Metro Manila and Laguna and Batangas to inform the geotourists about earthquakes, volcanoes, gethermal and other related topics.
 
 
Stations of Geotour 2:   Click the map to enlarge ...
 
Station A - Phivolcs Office
 
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is a service institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that is principally mandated to mitigate disasters that may arise from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami and other related geotectonic phenomena.
 
 

     
Station B - Along South Luzon Expressway
   
     

A bump on the highway between Sucat and Alabang interchange of the South Luzon Expressway is an active fault.

The fault can be observed also along the service road and further towards Paranaque area.

 

     
Station C & D - Los Banos
   
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A visit to hot springs and mud volcanoes in Los Banos, Laguna will be the itinerary. The area is at the foot of various inactive volcanic features.

 
 
Alligator Lake   Mount Makulot
     
Station E - Seven Lakes
   
     

The seven lakes of San Pablo City arelow-profile volcanic craters or maars located in the San Pablo Volcanic Field. They are among the 200 small monogenetic volcanoes found along the Macolod Corridor, a rift zone between Mount Makiling and Mount Banahaw. These craters are formed by phreatomagmatic eruptions which is an eruption where ground water comes in contact with hot magma pushing up near the Earth's surface.