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Biliran volcano comprises the whole 20x35 km Island of Biliran which is formed by a group of lava domes. It is located across the narrow Biliran Strait from the northern tip of Leyte Island.
compound volcano 1301 m / 4,268 ft
Central Philippines, Philippines, 11.52°N / 124.54°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Typical eruption style
Biliran volcano eruptions
Last earthquakes nearby:
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance||Location|
|Wed, 9 Jul|
|Wed, 9 Jul 11:18 UTC||M 2.8 / 1 km||20 km||003 km S 35° E of Leyte (Leyte)|
|Mon, 9 Jun 12:02 UTC||M 3.7 / 1 km||23 km||003 km S 83° W of Almeria (Biliran)|
Biliran volcano is at the northern end of a 170 km long volcanic chain extending SSE to Panaon Island.
The only known historic activity took place on 26 September 1939 and consisted of a phreatic explosion accompanied possibly by a debris avalanche. Ash fell in Caibiran town 12 km to the E.
There are many fumarole fields, hot springs, mud pools and thermal areas on Biliran.
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