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Parker volcano

Actualizado: 26 ene. 2023 23:40 GMT -
estratovolcán 1824 m / 5,984 ft
Mindanao (Filipinas), 6.11°N / 124.89°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 12 dic 2021 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

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.

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Typical eruption style: highly explosive
Erupciones del volcán Parker: Dec 1640- Jan 1641 (plinian eruption), 1380 ± 75 years, 1920 BC ± 40 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
jueves, 26 enero 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
27 ene 2023 03:00 (GMT +8) (26 ene 2023 19:00 GMT)
3.4

15 km
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)
2.6

22 km
32 km (20 mi)
46 km al suroeste de General Santos City, Filipinas


2002 earthquake & crater lake landslide
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
mié, 6 mar 2002, 06:00

Parker volcano (Mindanao, Philippines) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 6 March-12 March 2002 (New Activity / Unrest)

PHIVOLCS staff dispelled concerns that Parker might erupt after a M 7.5 earthquake (according to the US Geological Survey NEIC) occurred near the volcano on 6 March at 0516. According to news articles, tremor caused a portion of the volcano's crater wall to breach and fall into Lake Maughan atop the volcano. Articles also stated that tons of water that were released from the lake washed away houses and about 33 families were evacuated from river banks below Lake Maughan due to fears that more of the lake would overflow. ... Read all
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