Mindanao (Filipinas), 6.11°N / 124.89°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Parker volcano (also known as Falen locally) is a low, but steep-sided vegetated stratovolcano located 30 km west of General Santos City, near the southern tip of Mindanao Island, Philippines.
The andesitic-dacitic volcano contains a 2.9 km diameter summit caldera with a lake, Lake Maughan (2 km diameter).
Parker was recently identified as the source of a major explosive eruption in 1641, which caused devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars, and heavy ash fall and darkness over Mindanao Island. The 1641 eruption was one of 3 large explosions of Parker volcano within the past 3800 years. It created the present-day summit caldera.
The eruption style of Parker volcano is similar to Pinatubo volcano, which had a Plinian eruption in 1991.
Erupciones del volcán Parker: Dec 1640- Jan 1641 (plinian eruption), 1380 ± 75 years, 1920 BC ± 40 years
Latest nearby earthquakes
|Fecha / Hora||Revista / Prof.||Distancia/Ubicación|
|jueves, 26 enero 2023 GMT (1 sismo)|
|27 ene 2023 03:00 (GMT +8) (26 ene 2023 19:00 GMT)|
|24 km (15 mi)|
37 km al sur de Lake Sebu, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Filipinas
|martes, 17 enero 2023 GMT (1 sismo)|
|18 ene 2023 03:53 (GMT +8) (17 ene 2023 19:53 GMT)|
|32 km (20 mi)|
46 km al suroeste de General Santos City, Filipinas
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred near Parker volcano on 6 March 2002 and an eruption alarm was triggered. The quake caused a portion of the volcano's crater wall to breach and fall into Lake Maughan at the top of the volcano. The landslide caused a flood from the lake that washed away houses and about 33 families were evacuated from river banks below Lake Maughan.
See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS