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Paco volcano

stratovolcano 524 m / 1,719 ft
Mindanao, Philippines, 9.59°N / 125.52°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive-effusive
Paco volcano eruptions: 90,000 yrs +/- 40,000 yrs ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 15 May
Tue, 15 May 05:20 UTCM 3.3 / 26 km31 km015 km S 44
Mon, 14 May
Mon, 14 May 13:26 UTCM 2.9 / 19 km34 km019 km S 41
Mon, 14 May 01:42 UTCM 2.6 / 122 km25 km012 km N 84
Paco volcano (also known as Manlayao) is located at the NE tip of Mindanao Island, Philippines.
It is an basaltic-dacitic stratovolcano truncated by 2 nested calderas, 2.5 and 5 km in diameter. The volcano is located east of the N-S-trending Philippine Fault which cuts through eastern Mindanao.
It has a breached crater with andesitic lava domes. The youngest dated rocks are from a basaltic lava flow between 90,000 and 10,000 years old. Local legends tell about a major caldera collapse eruption.
The age of the last activity is not known, although the volcano currently displays fumarolic activity.
Source: GVP Paco volcano information


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