Matutum volcano

estratovolcán 2286 m / 7,500 ft
Mindanao, Filipinas, 6.37°N / 125.07°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Matutum is a symmetrical stratovolcano located in southern Mindanao, NW of Sarangani Bay and 30 km NNW of General Santos City.
The mountain, a popular hiking destination, has a well-preserved summit cone and a 320 m wide and a vegetated 120 m deep summit crater. The crater is breached by 3 large canyons.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Erupciones del volcán Matutum: 1911(?), 1290 ± 40 years, 170 BC ± 75, 400 BC ± 50

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Sat, 15 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
15 May 2021 - 09:20 PM (PST) (15 May 2021 13:20:00 GMT)

111 km - Más
kmPhilippines Sea, 15 km al sureste de Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Filipinas
Tue, 11 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
11 May 2021 - 08:10 PM (PST) (11 May 2021 12:10:00 GMT)

19 km - Más
km13 km al sureste de Koronadal City, Filipinas
Mon, 10 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
11 May 2021 - 02:28 AM (PST) (10 May 2021 18:28:00 GMT)

29 km - Más
kmProvince of Sultan Kudarat, 17 km al norte de Koronadal City, Filipinas
Sat, 8 May 2021 (GMT) (2 temblores)
09 May 2021 - 04:58 AM (PST) (8 May 2021 20:58:00 GMT)

11 km - Más
km13 km al sur de Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, Filipinas
09 May 2021 - 02:17 AM (PST) (8 May 2021 18:17:00 GMT)

21 km - Más
km23 km al oeste de Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Filipinas


The plains around Matatum volcano are covered by silicic pyroclastic-flow deposits, the youngest of which were radiocarbon dated at about 2000 years ago.
2 thermal areas, Akmoan and Lianan, are found on the WSW flank of the volcano.

Tectonic setting of Matutum volcano
Matutum volcano belongs to the Cotabato Arc, caused by the eastward subduction of the oceanic Celebes Sea microplate along the Cotabato trench under the southern tip of Mindanao Island, which belongs to the Philippine Mobile Belt. Mt Matutum is located 130 km from the trench. Deep-seismic studies show that the subducting slab is only 75-85 km below Mt Matutum volcano.
Yumul et al (2008) "Tectonic setting of a composite terrane: A review of the Philippine island arc system", Geosciences Journal, v 12 (1), pp 7-17

1911 possible eruption
"Smoke" (i.e. volcanic ash) was seen at the volcano on 7 March 1911. This may indicate a probably small phreatic eruption. (Neumann van Padang, 1953)

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