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Babuyan Claro vulcano

stratovulcano 1080+ m / 3,543 ft
A nord di Luzon, Filippine, 19.52°N / 121.94°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)

Babuyan Claro (Mt. Pangasun) is the largest and second youngest of 5 volcanoes that built up Babuyan Island, 100 km off the north coast of Luzon, Philippines. Babuyan Claro is an active stratovolcano of ca. 7 cubic km volume and has 2 summit craters of 300 and 400 m in diameter.
Smith volcano (Mt. Babuyan) 4 km to the NW of Babuyan Claro is the youngest volcano on the island and forms a beautiful 668 m high symmetrical basaltic-andesite cinder cone with ca. 3 cubic km volume.
Both Babuyan Claro and Smith volcanoes have apparently been active in historical time, although it is not always certain which volcano erupted. Eruptions at Babuyan Claro are typically strombolian and/or phreatomagmatic.
The Askedna Hot Spring is located at the southern base of Babuyan Claro.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: explosive
Eruzioni del vulcano Babuyan Claro: 1917, 1913, 1860, 1831

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
12 April 2021 - 10:01 AM (PST) (12 Apr 2021 02:01:00 GMT)

13 km - Di più
149 kmSouth China Sea, 65 km a nord da Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Filippine
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
10 April 2021 - 11:14 PM (PST) (10 Apr 2021 15:14:00 GMT)

30 km - Di più
85 kmSouth China Sea, 183 km a nord da Tuguegarao City, Filippine
Fri, 9 Apr 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
10 April 2021 - 04:48 AM (PST) (9 Apr 2021 20:48:00 GMT)

33 km - Di più
130 kmPhilippines Sea, 239 km a nord est da Tuguegarao City, Filippine
Wed, 7 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 Terremoti)
8 apr 2021 01:49 (GMT +8) (7 Apr 2021 17:49:00 GMT)

8 km - Di più
104 kmSouth China Sea, 73 km a nord da Claveria, Filippine
7 apr 2021 10:22 (GMT +8) (7 Apr 2021 02:22:00 GMT)

23 km - Di più
58 kmSouth China Sea, 99 km a nord da Aparri, Filippine


The oldest volcanoes (Cayonan, Naydi, and Dionisio) started to form 1.7 million years ago and consist mainly of calc-alkaline andesitic and basaltic andesitic lava flows.

1980 landslide
Hot mudflows were triggered by a landslide 600 m above sea level on the NW flank of Babuyan Claro volcano in early February 1980. The mudflows (lahars) damaged rice fields and roads, and forced the evacuation of nearby residents. (Source: GVP monthly reports)

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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