Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Google satellite images of Sambal region

Google maps allows us to look at satellite images of the Mt. Pinatubo region. We can see how the rivers of lahar produce some interesting formations by viewing these images.

A view of Central Luzon with the South China Sea on the left hand side of the image. Mt. Pinatubo is near the center wuth some cloud cover and the rivers having a purplish tinge. To the right of the mountain, is a tinted rectangle over the Clark Field and Angeles City areas. To the bottom right (southeast) of Pinatubo is the Manila Bay.

A closer view of Mt. Pinatubo and the tinted rectangle over Clark/Angeles. The river system is more apparent.

Here in the rectangular inset, the Sacobia and Abacan rivers can be seen converging toward Mt. Pinatubo. Clark is just south of the Sacobia.

A close-up of the Abacan River before it splits into two heading toward Pinatubo.

A closer view of the diverging Abacan. Note the strange fiber-like lahar formations in the river. There appears to be a rectangular building, house or grid in the land between the fork.

Another close-up of the river showing the fibrous streams of lahar deposit.

Paul Kekai Manansala