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Biliran volcano

compound volcano 1301 m / 4,268 ft
Central Philippines, Philippines, 11.52°N / 124.54°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Biliran volcano eruptions: 1939
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 25 Oct
Thu, 25 Oct 11:35 UTCM 2.3 / 7 km27 km008 km S 61° W of Capoocan (Leyte)
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.
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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