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Mount Ragang, also called Mount Piapayungan and Blue Mountain by the local people, is a stratovolcano on Mindanaomarker island in the Philippinesmarker. It is the seventh highest mountain in the Philippinesmarker.

Location

Mount Ragang is located on the boundary of the provinces of Lanao del Surmarker and Cotabatomarker in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Physical features

Ragang has an elevation of and a base diameter of .

It is the most active volcano on Mindanao, and is part of a string of volcanoes in what volcanologists call the Central Mindanao Arc.

Eruptions

There is still some confusion on the number of times Ragang erupted. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology lists eight eruptions with the last one occurring in July 1916. But the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanology Programs, citing the Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World (Neumann van Padang, 1953), suggests that some eruptions attributed to nearby Makaturingmarker were actually those of Ragang.

Ragang is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines, which are all part of the Pacific ring of fire.

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