stratovolcano 1544 m / 5,066 ft
Luzon Island, Philippines, 14.02°N / 122.79°ECurrent status
: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | ReportsLabo volcano books
Typical eruption style
: explosiveLabo volcano eruptions
: 27,000 years ago
No recent earthquakes
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Mount Labo volcano is located SW of the city of Daet at the northwestern end of the Bicol Volcanic Arc on Luzon Island, Philippines.
It is a forested, andesitic stratovolcano with a basal diameter of 24 km. Labo last erupted about 27,000 years ago, but still shows geothermal activity, in the form of warm and hot springs. There is geothermal exploration near Labo volcano.
The Labo stratovolcano has erupted many andesitic-to-dacitic flank lava domes. Its earliest eruptions date back 580,000 years ago and constructed lava domes on the northern side of the complex. The present stratovolcano started to be built about 270,000 years ago. The latest known activity occurred 27,000 years ago and produced pyroclastic flows from the summit vent.
The south (l) and north (r) pit craters containing little lava lakes. Strong spattering from the south pit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the active vents in the crater terrace from Pizzo, with a small strombolian eruption from the northern NE vent, which otherwise has been constantly spattering. (P...
Spattering vent and the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Explosions from the lake look like strombolian fireworks. Strong degassing ejects glowing spatter up to 20-30 m height. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After about 30 minutes, we reach the spatter cones on the eruptive fissure from a spectacular fissure eruption in 1947. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spattering and lava glow in the morning twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)