stratovolcano 2938 m / 9,639 ft
Mindanao, Philippines, 6.99°N / 125.27°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Typical eruption style
Apo volcano eruptions
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance||Location|
|Sat, 20 Sep|
|Sat, 20 Sep 04:26 UTC||M 5.3 / 10 km||16 km||Mindanao, Philippines|
|Fri, 19 Sep|
|Fri, 19 Sep 23:09 UTC||M 4.7 / 18 km||33 km||Mindanao, Philippines|
Apo volcano is the highest mountain in the Philippines, and its name means "Master" or "Grandfather".
Apo volcano is an a basaltic to basaltic-andesitic stratovolcano and part of the Central Mindanao Arc, but its volcanic history is poorly known. The densely forested volcano has a flat summit with 3 peaks, the highest of which in the SW is known as Davao volcano
and has a 500 m wide crater with a small lake.
The youngest crater is located on the northern peak. Several fumaroles and sulfur deposits occur on the volcano, most notably fumaroles along a fissure on the SE side down to 2400 m elevation.
The Mt. Apo Geothermal Field is a 8.4 km2 geothermal exploration field near Mt Apo, which has been being exploited since October 1996.
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