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World’s largest caldera

A large igneous massif east of the island of Luzon, located on the bottom of the Philippine Sea. The submarine mountain massif represents the remains of a volcanic caldera with a diameter of ~150 km, twice the size of the famous Yellowstone caldera. For comparison, the famous caldera of Yellowstone is only about 60 km wide.

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New species of ancient human discovered in the Philippines, dubbed Homo luzonensis. The small-bodied hominin, named Homo luzonensis, lived on the island of Luzon at least 50,000 to 67,000 years ago. The hominin identified from a total of seven teeth and six small bones, hosts a patchwork of ancient and more advanced features. The landmark discovery makes Luzon the third Southeast Asian island to bear signs of unexpectedly ancient human activity.


Opportunity for Communers to participate in community driven ecological conservation and restoration projects in Luzon Archipelago region.
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