Apo volcano

stratovolcano 2938 m / 9,639 ft
Mindanao, Philippines, 6.99°N / 125.27°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Apo volcano is the highest mountain in the Philippines, and its name means "Master" or "Grandfather". There are no known historic eruptions, but the volcano is considered still active.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Apo volcano eruptions: unknown

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
22 June 2021 - 12:08 AM (PST) (21 Jun 2021 16:08:00 GMT)
2.3

8 km
36 km (22 mi)
24 km west of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines
21 June 2021 - 10:07 PM (PST) (21 Jun 2021 14:07:00 GMT)
1.7

35 km
32 km (20 mi)
13 km southwest of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines
21 June 2021 - 10:44 AM (PST) (21 Jun 2021 02:44:00 GMT)
2.1

17 km
45 km (28 mi)
6.1 km southeast of Kabacan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
20 June 2021 - 03:57 AM (PST) (19 Jun 2021 19:57:00 GMT)
2.6

6 km
41 km (25 mi)
20 km southwest of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines
19 June 2021 - 02:00 PM (PST) (19 Jun 2021 06:00:00 GMT)
2.8

12 km
46 km (29 mi)
Province of Sultan Kudarat, 30 km northeast of Koronadal City, Philippines

Background

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.

Apo Photos

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Kawah Ratu, which means "Queen's Crater", is today just a big gray hole, which sometimes has a pool of water at its center. Poisonous gases sometimes accumulate in Kawah Ratu, thus making it somewhat of a risk to descend to the crater floor. Beyond the saddled shaped depression on the far side of Kawah Ratu is the still active Kawah Upas, the oldest crater on the mountain. On the very far western cliff we see a spot where all vegetation has been destroyed by constantly rising sulfurous vapors. On the crater walls, note the various layers of material consisting of rock, sand, and pebbles. Overtime, new craters have formed again and again in a rather consistent shift from west to east. (Photo: JessyEykendorp)
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A vertical jet as overheated water vapour condensates into billowing steam. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Underneath the facade of Naples'traditional buildings one can recognise the ca. 15,000 year old Neapolitan Yellow Tuff and clay bricks - the exact same building materials...
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