Parker volcano

stratovolcano 1824 m / 5,984 ft
Mindanao, Philippines, 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.

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

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
12 June 2021 - 11:29 PM (PST) (12 Jun 2021 15:29:00 GMT)
2.0

14 km
37 km (23 mi)
Province of Sarangani, 22 km southwest of Lake Sebu, Philippines
12 June 2021 - 07:08 PM (PST) (12 Jun 2021 11:08:00 GMT)
1.5

32 km
38 km (24 mi)
22 km north of General Santos City, Philippines
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
11 June 2021 - 01:11 AM (PST) (10 Jun 2021 17:11:00 GMT)
2.1

30 km
8.1 km (5 mi)
17 km west of Polomolok, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines
10 June 2021 - 07:50 PM (PST) (10 Jun 2021 11:50:00 GMT)
2.0

32 km
25 km (16 mi)
14 km northwest of Polomolok, Philippines
Wed, 9 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
10 June 2021 - 07:34 AM (PST) (9 Jun 2021 23:34:00 GMT)
2.3

38 km
46 km (29 mi)
6.6 km northwest of Maluñgun, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines


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.

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